EU TOP COURT RESTRICTS PERSONAL-DATA TRANSFERS TO US CITING SURVEILLANCE CONCERNS

On 16 July, the Wall Street Journal reported that companies will face restrictions on storing information about EU on US servers, after the EU’s top court ruled that such transfers exposed Europeans to American government surveillance without “actionable rights” to challenge it. The ECJ ruling invalidates a popularly utilised EU-US data-transfer agreement – the EU-US Privacy Shield – and is seen as a victory for privacy activists who have stated that the surveillance practices of US should render it ineligible to store European information.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/eus-top-court-restricts-personal-data-transfers-to-u-s-citing-surveillance-concerns-11594888385

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/16/business/eu-data-transfer-pact-rejected.html

https://www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/schrems-ii-judgment-privacy-shield-invalid-sccs-survive-but-what-happens-now

 

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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