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EU Binding Corporate Rules For Transferring Data: A Comparison of US Law, EU Law, and Soon-To-Be EU Law

by Bryan Cave on

In the United States companies are permitted to transfer personal information – including sensitive personal information – as needed between their offices, locations, and corporate affiliates. For example there are no...more

Unlocking the EU General Data Protection Regulation: A practical handbook on the EU's new data protection law: Chapter 13:...

by White & Case LLP on

Why does this topic matter to organisations? In today's world, it is increasingly important to be able to move data freely to wherever those data are needed. However, the transfer of personal data to recipients outside...more

Brexit: Potential Implications for Privacy

As a result of the June 23, 2016 historic referendum, the United Kingdom will be leaving the EU. The decision will have a profound effect on many areas, including the global economy, trade, immigration and, potentially, the...more

New threats to transatlantic data flows as Model Clauses come under fire

by White & Case LLP on

The transfer of personal data from the EU to the US is continuing to come under attack in the EU, with Model Clauses now in the regulatory crosshairs. Consequently, organisations that do business on both sides of the Atlantic...more

Data Transfer Without Safe Harbors

European privacy law is a bold new world for U.S. businesses doing business in Europe. An October Court of Justice ruling struck down the Safe Harbor arrangement which had governed E.U.-U.S. data transfer transactions for...more

The End of the “Safe Harbor” Rule for E.U./U.S. Data Transfer: How Can Companies Transfer Personal Data and Remain Compliant?

by Foley Hoag LLP on

Directive 95/46/EC of 24 October 1995 - Articles 25 and 26 - The transfer of personal data to a third country is allowed: ..if the third country ensures an adequate level of protection; the Commission can...more

Europe Counts Down to the General Data Protection Regulation

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Businesses have two years to comply with Europe’s new privacy regime. On 24 May 2016, after more than four years of debate, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, or the Regulation) enters into force. The GDPR...more

The Data Protection Directive Is Dead! Long Live the General Data Protection Regulation!

by Reed Smith on

After four years of protracted discussions and negotiations, the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”) gained final approval from the European Parliament 14 April. It will enter into force 20 days after publication...more

The Basics of International Privacy Law for Commercial Litigators, Part 1: the EU

Let’s say an American commercial litigator is working to defend a multinational client that has been sued in the U.S. The litigator may realize that he or she needs to collect emails or other documents from the client’s...more

How to Obtain EU Binding Corporate Rules (BCR) Approval

by Bryan Cave on

The following provides background concerning the approved Binding Corporate Rules ("BCR") procedure. BCRs are in-kind privacy rules and standards that allow multinational groups of companies to transfer personal data within...more

(So) What if there’s no Safe Harbor 2.0?

There’s no doubt businesses in the EU and US would breathe a sigh of relief if a new Safe Harbor agreement is put in place between before European data protection authorities start prosecuting companies for potentially...more

Recent Developments in Hungarian Data Protection Law

by Dentons on

Data protection has become a focal issue for most enterprises. Companies offering a high level of data security and sensitivity to data protection are praised by their customers, while data breaches and negligent data...more

European Union Reaches Agreement on Data Protection Law Reform

by WilmerHale on

On December 15, 2015, the European Union reached an agreement on the final text of the new General Data Protection Regulation. The Regulation will replace the 1995 Data Protection Directive, which is currently the basis for...more

What Can We Expect From The EU General Data Protection Regulation?

by Allen & Overy LLP on

After over three years of discussions at many levels, it is now clear that the proposed EU data protection framework will be revised, and that it will be in the form of a Regulation – the General Data Protection Regulation....more

Life After Death (of Safe Harbor) – EU Data Protection in the Wake of Schrems

by Cozen O'Connor on

One month after the landmark decision in Schrems vs. Data Protection Commissioner (C-365/14), the European Commission (Commission) has issued guidelines, in the form of a Communication, regarding the transfer of personal data...more

The European Commission Issues Guidance On Transatlantic Data Transfers

by King & Spalding on

On November 6, 2015, the European Commission (“EC”) released guidance on transatlantic data transfers in light of the ruling by the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) last month invalidating the Safe Harbor framework that had...more

Dangerous Waters in the Safe Harbor: The EU-U.S. Safe Harbor for Data Transfer is Safe No More

by Bracewell LLP on

On October 6, 2015, the European Court of Justice (ECJ), abolished the 15 year old Safe Harbor agreement between the EU and the U.S. Over 5,000 businesses have relied on the Safe Harbor to receive personal data from EU member...more

The Schrems Decision: How the End of Safe Harbor Affects Your FCPA Compliance Plan

Like a needle to a balloon, the Schrems decision has drastically altered the data privacy landscape. Who is affected? Everyone – consumers, corporations, employees. But who needs to take action? Any company with offices in...more

European Commission Releases Communication on Schrems and Safe Harbor 2.0

by Alston & Bird on

On November 6, 2015, the European Commission released a widely-anticipatedCommunication assessing the impact of the judgment of the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) in the Schrems case (C-362/14), which invalidated the...more

False Hope or a Possible Safe Harbor Reboot?

With EU-U.S. data transfer scheme Safe Harbor being found to be “invalid” recently by Europe’s top court, pressure has increased on U.S. and EU officials to put aside differences and see if an alternative 2.0 scheme could be...more

Brussels Regulatory Brief: September/October

by K&L Gates LLP on

On 11 September, TeliaSonera and Telenor have abandoned the proposed merger of their business units in Denmark. The contemplated transaction would have resulted in the establishment of a joint venture active in the provision...more

Round-up of Safe Harbor guidance issued by EU Data Protection Authorities

by Reed Smith on

October has been a busy month for Data Protection Authorities in the EU. Following the Court of Justice of the European Union’s judgment in Maximillian Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner (C-362-14) on 6 October,...more

United States and European Union Reach Agreement in Principle for Continued Transatlantic Data Transfers Following Safe Harbor...

In the wake of the European Court of Justice’s (“CJEU”) landmark decision of Schrems v. Data Protection Authority earlier this month, the EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova announced this week that the EU has “agreed in...more

European Commissioner Seeks Higher Data Protection under Revised U.S. Safe Harbour

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

An exchange of views between the European Parliament and Mrs. Vera Jourová, European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, revealed ongoing negotiations between the Commission and the U.S. Department of...more

Safe Harbor – What Happens Now?

by Allen & Overy LLP on

Huge uncertainty has been caused by the recent judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on 6 October that the Safe Harbor decision by the European Commission is invalid. Many companies which previously...more

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