We’ve written about the ground-breaking and panic-inducing ruling of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) invalidating the U.S.–EU Safe Harbor framework as an adequate data transfer mechanism, and ruling that national authorities are not bound by Commission approvals. Click here for our September 23, 2015 blog post, and here for a related October 16, 2015 post. The ECJ’s decision not only affects the more than 4,500 companies that have been using the Safe Harbor framework as a mechanism to legally transfer personal data from the EU to the U.S., but generated sometimes conflicting reactions about the validity of other data transfer mechanisms from member state data protection administrators. While the U.S. and EU officials negotiate on Safe Harbor 2.0, companies around the world are grappling with how to manage global data flows in a way that meets legal standards, is cost-effective, and allows European consumers to benefit from an array of global products and services.
To learn more about what the end of the U.S.–EU Safe Harbor could mean, join Keller and Heckman and colleagues from member firms of Mackrell International this Friday for a complimentary webinar. Click here for more information and to register.