Safe Harbor

EU-US Privacy Shield

Nigel Parker

A press release was issued this evening by the European Commission, confirming that the European Commission and the United States have agreed on a new framework for transatlantic data flows known as the EU-US Privacy Shield. The European Commission has stated that the EU-US Privacy Shield will reflect the requirements set out by the European Court of Read More

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CJEU has declared Safe Harbor invalid

Jane Finlayson-Brown

What has happened? On 6 October 2015, the CJEU declared the Commission’s 2000 decision on Safe Harbor to be invalid, with immediate effect. The CJEU also held that the existence of any Commission decision that a third country ensures an adequate level of protection (which applies, for example, to Argentina, Canada, Israel, New Zealand, Switzerland Read More

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