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Transfer of personal data to the US deemed illegal - key steps that your organisation can take after Schrems II

Aug 6, 2020 2:54:24 PM / by PrivacyPerfect posted in Privacy Shield, US, Standard Contractual Clauses

Many European organisations share data with organisations outside the EU, or rather the EEA, with data often being transferred to the US. Most of these organisations, 60% of them, relied on the Privacy Shield as a data transfer mechanism to the US. However, on July 16, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidated the Privacy Shield, making the transfer of personal data to more than 5,500 US organisations (including the most used software tools) be in violation of the EU privacy law, the GDPR. The reason for invalidation: the law and practice of access to personal data by US intelligence services means that the protection of personal data by EU standards does not have an adequate level of protection.

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Doorgifte persoonsgegevens naar VS onwettig - belangrijke stappen die uw organisatie kan nemen na Schrems II

Aug 6, 2020 2:51:55 PM / by PrivacyPerfect posted in Privacy Shield, US

Veel Europese organisaties delen gegevens met organisaties in landen buiten de EU (of eigenlijk de EER: EU en Noorwegen, Liechtenstein en IJsland). Vaak is dit naar de VS. Op 16 juli 2020 zette het Hof van Justitie van de Europese Unie een streep door het PrivacyShield, waarop 60% van de organisaties die gegevens delen buiten de EU vertrouwt voor wettige doorgifte naar de VS. Dit maakt de doorgifte van persoonsgegevens aan meer dan 5.500 Amerikaanse organisaties (waaronder de meest gebruikte softwaretools) in een klap in strijd met de Europese privacywet AVG. De reden: het recht en de praktijk omtrent toegang tot persoonsgegevens door Amerikaanse inlichtingendiensten betekent dat de bescherming van persoonsgegevens naar EU-maatstaven niet een passend beschermingsniveau geniet.

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What the outcome of the upcoming ruling in Facebook Ireland vs Schrems can mean for your organisation and how to prepare for the 16th of July

Jul 8, 2020 8:30:00 AM / by PrivacyPerfect posted in Privacy Shield, International Data Transfer, Standard Contractual Clauses

In exactly one week, on the 16th of July, one of the most anticipated cases in data protection, case C-311/18 — Facebook Ireland versus Schrems — will be delivered by the EU Court of Justice (ECJ). What’s at stake is if international flows of personal data to and from the EEA can continue as is now, or if major changes will be required. The verdict in the groundbreaking "Schrems 2.0" case will dictate whether the widely used Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) and the EU/USA Privacy Shield will remain a valid means of transferring personal data to countries outside the EEA under the EU’s GDPR. As these mechanisms are used for a large majority of international data transfers, this may in turn have a large impact on organisations around the globe. In preparation for the case, we analyse the road so far, and what the possible outcomes could mean for your organisation in regard to data privacy.

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EU U.S. Privacy Shield: a Tale of Two Continents

Feb 29, 2016 10:00:00 AM / by PrivacyPerfect posted in Privacy Shield, US

The COM(2016) 117 document issued today by the Commission clarifies the EU U.S. Privacy Shield agreed on February 2. Its first part reads like an advertising brochure for the new Regulation (GDPR) which is not issued yet and will take another two years to become effective. Its current relevance to the demised Safe Harbour agreement is not at all clear. It seems more of an attempt to emphasise how serious the Commission’s

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