Schrems II heard in Europe: potential huge impact on global data transfers

The Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU“) has heard oral submissions in the latest case questioning the legal validity of international data transfer mechanisms under the GDPR, such as Standard Contractual Clauses and the EU-US Privacy Shield; The Irish Data Protection Commissioner (“DPC“) is seeking a ruling that would find the so-called Standard … Read more

European court to rule on validity of GDPR Standard Contractual Clauses

The long-running challenge to the so-called EU Standard Contractual Clauses and the EU-US Privacy Shield, both used to lawfully transfer personal data outside of Europe, is now going to be heard by the European Court of Justice (“ECJ“) after an attempt to block the referral was rejected by the Irish Supreme Court. The ECJ will … Read more