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EU-U.S. Privacy Shield – Its Origins and the High Bar It Must Meet

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

To predict the Privacy Shield’s future, it’s helpful to recall its origins and to understand the high bar it must meet – namely, ensuring “an adequate level of protection” under the Data Protection Directive. ...more

No Port in a Storm: The United States’ Safe Harbor Is No More

by Nossaman LLP on

Europe is on the cutting-edge of privacy protections, and has been for quite some time. The European Directive on privacy, the Data Protection Directive, was adopted in 1995 and regulates the sharing and processing of...more

Court of Justice of the European Union Says Safe Harbor Is No Longer Safe

by McDermott Will & Emery on

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

ECJ Rules EU-US Safe Harbor Programme Is Invalid

by Morgan Lewis on

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. In Maximillian...more

European Court of Justice May Invalidate Safe Harbor Framework

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

In a landmark decision that threatens to undo the process by which American companies handle personal data flowing from the European Union, the Advocate General (AG) of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued an advisory...more

Schrems v. Irish Data Protection Commissioner: some further thoughts

by Dentons on

As the dust begins to settle after the headline-grabbing Advocate General opinion in the Schrems v. Irish Data Protection Commissioner it may be worth considering some of the other potential implications arising from that...more

Advocate General of the EU Court of Justice: EU-U.S. Safe Harbor Act Is Not Safe for EU Citizens

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

The decision could affect the thousands of U.S. companies in diverse industries that rely on the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor Agreement to legally transfer personal data of EU citizens from the EU to the United States....more

Obama’s European Privacy Headache

by Dentons on

Since the revelations of Edward Snowden, there has been a wave of data privacy repercussions in Europe. Snowden, the former CIA employee and US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor, disclosed top secret NSA documents...more

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