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In light of the EU’s destruction of the Safe Harbor that we’ve previously discussed in this blog, we take the opportunity to update with the latest from EU Commissioner, Věra Jourová, who, in an address to the EU Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (“LIBE”) yesterday, stated that there are already agreements “in principle” with the U.S. Department of Commerce on Safe Harbor 2.0.

Highlighting that there ...

In a decision that is sure to have wide implications for over 4,500 US companies doing business in Europe, the European Court of Justice has just ruled that the 15 year-old data sharing arrangement known as “Safe Harbor” invalid.

Those unfamiliar with this case, should consider examining our previous posts on this topic here and here. In short, complainant, Austrian Maximillian Schrems, filed a complaint against Facebook with the Irish Data ...

The 1995 EU Privacy Directive 95/46/EC provides that personal data of say, employees, to third countries, like the United States, may only be done with employee consent and only where the U.S. has ensured an adequate level of data protection. The EU itself can endorse a country’s compliance with data security. Some 4,410 U.S. companies doing business in the EU have long been familiar with the “safe harbor” under the Privacy Directive that permits ...

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