What is Schrems II and how does it affect your international data transfer

On July 16, 2020 the Court of Justice of the European Union [CJEU] issued its judgement in the Data Protection Commissioner vs. Facebook Ireland Limited, Maximilian Schrems (C-311.18) – the Schrems II case. In this landmark decision, the CJEU declared the European Commission’s Privacy Shield – one of the most widely used primary data transfer […]

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EU Releases New Standard Contractual Clauses for Cross-Border Data Transfers

The European Commission published two sets of new standard contractual clauses (SCCs) governing cross-border data transfers and data exchanges between controllers and processors (i.e., service providers), marking the first updates to SCCs in more than a decade. The long-awaited new SCCs reflect evolved data protection laws such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), as […]

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