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Posted in Data Protection & Privacy

Future-Proofing Privacy: International Data Transfers 2.0

The Data Protection Directive and the Regulation both impose restrictions on the transfer of personal data by EU based businesses (whether those businesses are data controllers or data processors) to destinations outside the EEA.

Recap on current framework

Transfers of personal data to a third country outside the EEA are allowed under the current Data Protection Directive only if one … Continue Reading

Posted in Data Protection & Privacy Eduardo Ustaran

International Data Transfers – The Uncertainty Continues

Following the announcement by the European Commission of the newly agreed EU-US Privacy Shield, the missing piece of the jigsaw was the Article 29 Working Party’s stance on the adequacy of the existing mechanisms in place—in particular, standard contractual clauses and binding corporate rules (BCR).  So after two days of intense discussions, the Working Party has issued a statementContinue Reading

Posted in Data Protection & Privacy Eduardo UstaranHarriet PearsonBret Cohen

EU Data Transfers: Considering Your Options After Friday’s Article 29 Working Party Statement

The EU’s Article 29 Working Party issued a statement on Friday on the recent Schrems decision invalidating the adequacy of the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor framework, emphasizing that affected businesses should start to put in place legal and technical solutions in a timely manner to meet EU data protection standards.  The statement gave a January 2016 deadline for companies to come Continue Reading