In a recent landmark decision, Maximillian Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner, Europe’s highest court struck down a US-EU agreement that allowed companies to move personal electronic data between the European Union and...more
The Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) held yesterday, in its decision in Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner, that the decision of the European Commission of July 2000 which provides the legal basis under EU...more
On October 6, 2015, the European Union’s Court of Justice (the “ECJ”) invalidated the E.U. – U.S. Safe Harbor Framework (the “Safe Harbor”) — a data transfer arrangement upon which thousands of U.S. based companies have...more
The European Union’s highest court has, effective immediately, invalidated the US-EU Safe Harbor program relied upon by many companies as the basis for lawfully transferring and processing personal information from the EU to...more
On October 6, 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union declared invalid the more than 15-year-old EU-U.S. Safe Harbor Framework. Thousands of U.S. businesses have complied with, and thus relied upon, the Safe Harbor...more
On October 6, 2015, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) ruled in the “Schrems” case that the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor framework on the transfer of personal data from Europe to the United States, was invalid.
On October 6, 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) announced its determination that the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor program is no longer a “safe” (i.e., legally valid) means for transferring personal data of EU...more
Just two weeks after Advocate General Bot delivered his controversial recommendation that the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) should find the Safe Harbor Decision (2000/520/EC of 26 July 2000) to be invalid, the...more
On October 6, 2015, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) followed the core of the Opinion of the Advocate General (AG) in Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner (Case No. C-362/14).
In sum, the ECJ held that...more
On October 6, 2015, the European Court of Justice — Europe’s highest court — invalidated the Safe Harbor agreement and framework that has permitted more than 4,000 companies to transfer personal data from the EU to the U.S....more
The European Court of Justice (the "ECJ") ruled that national regulators in the EU can override the 15-year-old pact between the U.S. and EU known as the "Safe Harbor." The Safe Harbor allowed companies based in the U.S. to...more
The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled this morning that the Safe Harbor regime, which enables transatlantic data transfers from the European Union to the United States, is invalid, thereby giving each national...more
On October 6, the European Court of Justice ruled that Decision 2000/520 of the European Commission, which stated that Safe Harbor-certified US companies provide adequate protection for personal data transferred to them from...more
The powers of EU data protection authorities are significantly strengthened by the decision, allowing them to suspend some or all personal data flows into the United States in certain circumstances.
The European Court of Justice has just issued a decision (ECJ 6 October 2015 Case C-362/14, Maximillian Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner) that invalidates the so-called US-EU “Safe Harbor” system. Suddenly, what 3,500...more
A major European court has just pulled the rug out from under nearly 5,000 US companies, snatching away the relative business certainty of the Data Transfer Safe Harbor, and maybe the safety of standard contract clauses and...more
On October 6, 2015, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) invalidated the US-EU Safe Harbor framework, effective immediately. This momentous decision jeopardizes the continued flow of data from Europe to the US. As the Safe...more
Most of you already have Twitter feeds, Facebook pages, and—the aged among you—in-boxes overflowing with news about yesterday’s decision from the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”). Some of you read each message, anxiously...more
A landmark decision is expected on Tuesday by the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) on the validity of the EU-US Safe Harbor Framework as an adequacy mechanism for European companies to transfer personal information to U.S....more
As I reported earlier today, the Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) has declared Safe Harbor invalid. The full decision is now available online in English (other languages also available at curia.europa.eu by searching on...more
The initial reports of the ECJ’s decision in the Schrems Safe Harbor case (C-362/14) indicate that the Court of Justice of the EU has declared Safe Harbor invalid and sent the case back to the Irish Data Protection Authority...more
Last week we blogged about the game-changing ECJ Advocate General recommendation that the court was to find the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor program invalid. It was anticipated that the court would not issue judgment for several...more
In a non-binding opinion issued on September 23, 2015, an Advocate General for the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) recommended that the ECJ suspend the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor program (“Safe Harbor”) and reexamine whether the...more
Data transfers can be suspended until investigation is complete.
In Maximillian Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner (case C-362/14), the Advocate General ruled that EU data protection authorities do have powers to...more
Advocate General Yves Bot today delivered an opinion recommending that the European Court of Justice (ECJ) find the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Program invalid. His opinion, while non-binding, relates to a request for a preliminary...more
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