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EU safe harbor update

Last week, the Vienna Higher Regional Court ruled that most of Max Schrems’ claims against Facebook can proceed, including his claim that Facebook improperly allowed his personal information to be shared with the National Security Agency. So his case can move forward, but the court did not allow him to represent other claimants in a … Continue Reading

EU safe harbor update

A lot has happened since the European Court of Justice’s declaration that the EU-US safe harbor framework is invalid (see related post). First, the Article 29 Working Party, an organization comprised of representatives from each data protection authority in the EU, issued a statement late last week indicating that since transfers relying on safe harbor … Continue Reading

EU Safe Harbor Program declared invalid by EU’s highest court

The European Court of Justice, (the EU’s highest court), ruled on Tuesday, October 6th that the safe harbor pact between the EU and the U.S. should be declared invalid because it fails to provide adequate protection for EU citizens’ data. The ruling follows Advocate General Yves Bot’s opinion (covered here) two weeks ago that the … Continue Reading
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