Schrems II: Reactions and Preliminary Guidance from Data Protection Authorities
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Schrems II: Reactions and Preliminary Guidance from Data Protection Authorities

In the wake of the Court of Justice of the European Union’s (CJEU or Court) Schrems II decision invalidating the Privacy Shield but upholding Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs), many EU Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) have provided initial thoughts and reactions to the decision and indications that guidance from such DPAs will be forthcoming.  Below, we…

Key Takeaways from European Data Protection Board’s Schrems II Guidance
202007.30
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Key Takeaways from European Data Protection Board’s Schrems II Guidance

Roughly a week after the Court of Justice of the European Union’s (CJEU or Court) Schrems II decision was released, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) published Guidance addressing some frequently asked questions received by Data Protection Authorities (DPAs).  Key points from the EDPB’s Guidance include the following: Implications on Other Transfer Mechanisms.  The threshold…

EU High Court Invalidates Privacy Shield, SCC’s Survive (for Now):  What Organizations Seeking to Transfer EU Personal Data to the U.S. (and Elsewhere) Should Do Next
202007.17
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EU High Court Invalidates Privacy Shield, SCC’s Survive (for Now): What Organizations Seeking to Transfer EU Personal Data to the U.S. (and Elsewhere) Should Do Next

Yesterday, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU” or “Court”) reached a landmark decision in the Schrems II case (case C-311/18) (the “Schrems II Decision”) invalidating the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework.  The following are our top takeaways from the CJEU’s decision: Invalidation of the Privacy Shield in its entirety, effective immediately.  The CJEU…