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Privacy Shield challenged in EU courts

Privacy advocacy groups in Ireland and France have filed legal challenges calling for the Privacy Shield agreement to be annulled, shortly after it was introduced. Since Privacy Shield was adopted in July 2016, hundreds of companies have signed up to the data transfer scheme. Privacy Shield was created to replace…

EU-US Privacy Shield: “Doing nothing is not an option” says UK regulator

With the new EU-US Privacy Shield framework in force from 1 August 2016, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office blog has summarised the current position for transfers of personal data to the United States. Privacy Shield has replaced the previous “Safe Harbor” regime, which was overturned by the Court of Justice…

EU-US Privacy Shield now in place

The European Commission has adopted the adequacy decision to replace Safe Harbor. Privacy campaigners are not satisfied and it may still be challenged. On 12 July 2016, the European Commission adopted a decision to make data transfers from the EU to US companies easier. The previous “Safe Harbor” regime, based…

Schrems again? Model clauses under threat

Having already brought down Safe Harbor, Max Schrems is now causing the most attractive alternative for EU-US data transfers be examined by the CJEU Following the successful invalidation of Safe Harbor by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the Schrems case, companies transferring data from the…

Privacy Shield not robust enough, say European Data Protection Supervisor and MEPs

EU bodies have called on the Commission to renegotiate the proposed replacement for Safe Harbor. We recently reported on the criticism of the European Commission’s Privacy Shield proposals by the EU’s Article 29 Working Party.  There has now been further criticism from both the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) and Members…

EU-US Privacy Shield: more work required

The EU’s Article 29 Working Party has raised a number of areas of concern about the replacement for Safe Harbor. On 13 April 2016, the Article 29 Working Party (Working Party), the EU’s independent data protection advisory body, published its Opinion on the draft adequacy decision on the EU-US Privacy…