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Schrems II – EDPB FAQs response

Jane Finlayson-Brown

Further to last week’s landmark decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Case -311/18 Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland Ltd and Maximillian Schrems (Schrems II) invalidating the EU-US Privacy Shield data transfer mechanism, European data protection regulators have been discussing their response and EU data exporters have been waiting. Read More

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CJEU invalidates EU-US Privacy Shield framework and upholds EC Standard Contractual Clauses

Nigel Parker

On 16 July 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the CJEU) issued a landmark decision in Case C-311/18 Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland and Maximillian Schrems (commonly referred to as Schrems II). The CJEU invalidated the European Commission’s (the EC) adequacy decision on the EU-US Privacy Shield and upheld the general Read More

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Musings from Marrakech

David Smith

I had the pleasure of attending the 38th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Marrakech. Although, for the first time, I wasn’t eligible to take part in the first day and a half of the conference, which is a closed session for accredited data protection authorities, I was able to participate in Read More

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European Parliament voices concerns on the EU-US Privacy Shield

Peter van Dyck

On 26 May 2016, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the EU-US Privacy Shield. The European Parliament starts by stressing the importance of the economic relationship between the EU and the US, citing a total transatlantic trade in 2014 valued at USD 1,09 trillion. As such, the European Parliament underlines that having a streamlined Read More

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Brexit – the potential impact on data protection legislation

Charlotte Mullarkey

We are at an interesting time for data protection legislation in the UK. The existing EU Data Protection Directive, implemented in national law by each Member State, will almost certainly be replaced in 2018 by a new, recently agreed General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR), which will be directly applicable. This contains some fairly onerous Read More

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A leap forward for the EU-US Privacy Shield

Nigel Parker

Taking advantage of our extra day this month, the European Commission has today issued a press release summarising the steps taken to restore trust in transatlantic data flows following the 2013 surveillance revelations and the 2015 judgment of the CJEU in the Schrems case. The press release is accompanied by a draft “adequacy decision” as Read More

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