Trends Report

Take Five Steps To Secure EU-US Data Transfers Without Privacy Shield

July 16th, 2020

Summary

S&R pros should read this research to understand the implications of the European Court of Justice’s decision to strike down the EU-US Privacy Shield. In 2000, the European Commission introduced Safe Harbour, a voluntary framework, to allow companies to transfer the personal data of European residents to the US. Six years later, as part of a legal proceeding involving Facebook’s transfer and processing of the personal data of an Austrian law student, the European courts invalidated Safe Harbour and introduced the EU-US Privacy Shield. The EU-US Privacy Shield was expected to offer the protection that Safe Harbour lacked, but the European Court of Justice found that it fails to protect Europeans’ privacy rights effectively. We highlight the five steps that S&R pros must ensure their firm takes to stay in line with privacy legislation. Read our Shift From Privacy Readiness To Sustained Compliance report for further information or book an inquiry.

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