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Irish Data Case Against Facebook Could Complicate All Data Transfers to the US

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Will the EU finally deny the right to transfer any personal data from its shores to the United States? Its privacy decisions have been inching closer to this determination for years, and an Irish case against Facebook may tip...more

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EU Cloud Services Group Working On Post-Schrems II Data Transfer Solution

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A new post-Schrems II transfer solution for cloud services? The EU Cloud Code of Conduct General Assembly, creators of the EU Cloud Code of Conduct, announced work is underway on a proposed legal solution for the transfer...more

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Irish Regulator Calls Facebook’s EU-US Data Transfer Mechanism into Question

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) in Ireland sent a preliminary order to Facebook ordering a suspension of data transfers from the EU to the US. This suspension order comes off the heels of the landmark ruling from the...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

European Data Protection Board Forms Two New Taskforces to Address Schrems II Aftermath

On Friday September 4, 2020, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB), a body consisting of representatives of all the Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) in the European Economic Area, announced that it had formed two new...more

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Swiss Privacy Authority Considers Swiss–U.S. Privacy Shield No Longer Valid

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On September 8, 2020, the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) announced that it no longer considers the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield (Swiss Shield) to provide adequate protections for transfers of...more

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EU Data Protection Authority Levies Its First Fine for Violations of the GDPR

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The French Data Protection Authority, CNIL, has levied its first fine for enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The enforcement target, Spartoo, is a French online shoe retailer that makes its website...more

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EDPB Publishes Draft Guidelines on the Concepts of Controller and Processor

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The European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”) has published draft guidelines on the concepts of controller and processor for public consultation. While its predecessor – the Article 29 Working Party – had issued guidance on the...more

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European Parliament Committee Meeting Provides Insight into the Future of EU-US Personal Data Flows

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On September 3, 2020, The EU Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (the LIBE Committee), met to discuss the future of future of EU-US personal data flows following the Schrems II decision. In...more

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GDPR and the Uniform Foreign Country Money Judgments Recognition Act

You are an American company. While you sell product or otherwise interact with Europe, and thereby collect personal information about European residents, you have no assets or facilities on that continent. Nonetheless, you...more

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U.S. Employers and the GDPR: Where Are We Now?

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Even though the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) became effective on May 25, 2018, its application to U.S.-based employers continues to evolve and increase in complexity. For U.S. employers of European Union (“EU”)...more

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Lösungsansätze für grenzüberschreitende Datentransfers nach dem Schrems II-Urteil des EuGH

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Fragen, Antworten und Praxistipps zum weiteren Einsatz von Standardvertragsklauseln - Der Europäische Gerichtshof (EuGH) hat mit seinem Urteil vom 16. Juli 2020, Rechtssache C-311/18 („Schrems II“) die Rahmenbedingungen...more

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The Spanish DPA's new take on cookies: back to express consent

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Last November, the Spanish Data Protection Authority (Spanish DPA) published its new Guidelines on the Use of Cookies within the framework of the GDPR and Spanish E-privacy rules. ...more

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German DPA Weighs In On The Schrems II Privacy Shield Decision

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Germany’s Datenschutzkonferenz (DSK) issues its guidance on Shrems II: •The transfer of personal data to the United States based on Privacy Shield is not permitted and must be discontinued immediately... ...more

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Privacy Shield Shattered: Standard Contractual Clauses Survive Glancing Blow

Key Points - - The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) struck down the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (Privacy Shield) as a mechanism for transferring EU personal data to the United States; - Standard Contractual...more

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EDPB Issues Guidance For Cross-Border Data Transfers In Wake of Schrems II Judgment

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Keypoint: The EDPB’s FAQs resolve some open questions, such as whether there will be a grace period for companies relying on Privacy Shield, but raise other questions, such as what “supplementary measures” companies need to...more

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

The Broken Shield: Top EU Court Restricts EU-US Data Transfers

In a landmark decision on 16th July, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”), the EU’s highest court, has ruled that transfers of personal data from the EU to the US using the Privacy Shield mechanism are invalid. The ECJ also...more

Shearman & Sterling LLP

EU-US Data Transfers Under Attack – the Schrems II CJEU Judgment

On July 16, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the CJEU) issued its judgment in the long-running Schrems litigation (the Schrems II decision), holding that the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield entered into between the EU...more

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Privacy Shield Struck Down by EU Court as Acceptable Mechanism to Transfer EU Personal Data to U.S.

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One of the more operationally challenging components of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), was the restriction on transferring European personal data to recipients outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). ...more

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Privacy Shield Invalidated by European Union Court of Justice

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The Privacy Shield framework, which thousands of companies located in the United States have relied upon to receive transfers of personal data from the European Union, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland, has been invalidated...more

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Germany Publishes Guidance Regarding Fines for GDPR Violations

When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was introduced, one of the central topics in the media was the possibility of large fines for data protection violations. Art. 83 of GDPR set benchmarks with a maximum fine...more

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Dutch DPA Issues Record Fine for Violating GDPR Data Subject Rights

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The Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) issued a EUR 830,000 (approximately USD 937,000) fine against the Dutch Credit Registration Bureau (BKR) for violating data subject rights. The fine stems from BKR’s practice of...more

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French State Council Upholds CNIL’s €50M Fine for GDPR Violations

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The Council decision contains useful considerations and clarifications on the “one-stop shop” mechanism, transparency obligations, and consent for targeted advertising. On 19 June 2020, France’s Highest Administrative...more

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Highest Administrative Court in France Upholds Google’s €50 Million Fine

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On January 21, 2019, the CNIL (the French data protection authority) issued a fine of €50 million to Google under the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”) for its failure to (1) provide notice in an easily...more

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Gibt der EuGH den Weg frei für datenschutzrechtliche Massenklagen?

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Der Bundesgerichtshof (BGH) hat dem Europäischen Gerichtshof (EuGH) die Frage zur Entscheidung vorgelegt, inwieweit Verbraucherschutzverbände berechtigt sind, Datenschutzverstöße geltend zu machen. Die Antwort auf diese Frage...more

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EDPB: Pandemic Is No Reason To Suspend GDPR

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The European Data Protection Board has issued a statement on the adoption by the Hungarian government of derogations from certain data protection and access to information provisions of the European Union's General Data...more

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