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Posts from October 2015.

In a decision sure to have widespread implications for over 4,500 US companies doing business in Europe and anyone else who accesses data from the continent, the European Court of Justice ruled yesterday that the 15 year-old data-sharing arrangement known as “Safe Harbor” is invalid.

Those unfamiliar with this case, should consider examining our previous posts on this topic here and here. In short, complainant, Austrian Maximillian Schrems

Following up on our last post from last week, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), moving at almost breakneck speed, has announced that it will be deciding the legal status of the US-EU Safe Harbor Framework on or before October 6. Although a decision was not expected for several weeks, the ongoing negotiations between the EU and the U.S. on this issue have very likely sped up the process.

The 1995 EU Privacy Directive 94/46/EC, states that the ...

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