Tag Archives: Safe Harbor

EU Regulators Allow One-Year Test of Privacy Shield

The long-awaited US-EU Privacy Shield—the successor to the US-EU Safe Harbor which was declared invalid—is set to kick in on August 1, 2016. (See our July 8 post for detail.) One of the reasons it took so long to put the Privacy Shield in place was the opposition it encountered from consumer groups and the data protection … Continue Reading

Judicial Redress Act of 2015 Presented to the President

Less than a year following its introduction in Congress, the Judicial Redress Act of 2015 was presented to the President on February 12, 2016. According to House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) in his Statement released on September 17, 2015, the intent is that the Act will (1) address the concerns expressed by the European … Continue Reading

EU-US Privacy Shield Replaces Safe Harbor

The European Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce have reached a last-minute deal on a new trans-Atlantic data sharing agreement. Initially coined as “Safe Harbor 2.0” this new agreement will instead be referred to as the “EU-US Privacy Shield.”  EU Justice Commissioner, Vera Jourová, addressed the new agreement at a press conference earlier today.  The … Continue Reading

EU-U.S. Safe Harbor Invalidity Gives Renewed Interest in U.S. Legislation

The recent holding of the European Court of Justice to invalidate the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Safe Harbor has given new impetus for Congress to pass the Judicial Redress Act sponsored by Sen. Orrin Hatch and Sen. Chris Murphy which would give EU citizens a cause of action in U.S. courts. What to do in the … Continue Reading

European Court of Justice Invalidates EU-U.S. Safe Harbor

On October 6, the European Court of Justice released an opinion that will have a significant effect on many companies which do business in the EU and transfer information to United States operations. In Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner, the Court held that the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor Agreement does not preempt the data protection authorities … Continue Reading
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