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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 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…

Proposed “Privacy Shield” is unveiled for EU-US transfers of personal data

On 29 February 2016, the European Commission published a draft legal text setting out the new “Privacy Shield” framework, which is intended to replace the invalidated Safe Harbor scheme. The Commission has said that, once in force, Privacy Shield will ensure an adequate level of protection for personal data transferred…

Safe Harbor to be replaced with “Privacy Shield”

On 2 February 2016, and after an intense weekend of final negotiations, the European Commission announced a political agreement between the EU and US authorities on a new framework for transatlantic personal data flows named “Privacy Shield”, to replace the invalidated Safe Harbor scheme. Although a high-level political agreement has…