Tag Archives: Max Schrems

EU-US Transatlantic Data Flows Subject to Further Legal Challenge

Last week, the High Court of Ireland submitted eleven questions to the Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) to consider about the personal data transfer regime between the European Union (EU) and the United States. This referral stems from a new claim by Max Schrems, an Austrian lawyer and privacy activist. Schrems previously … Continue Reading

EU-US Privacy Shield for transatlantic data transfers finalized

This article co-authored¬†with guest blogger Peter Wainman, a partner with Mills & Reeve LLP Transfers of personal data from most European countries to the U.S. have been exposed to legal attack since October 2015, when privacy campaigner Max Schrems successfully sued the Irish authorities over data transfers made by Facebook Ireland. ¬†The main objection with … Continue Reading

Update on the U.S.- EU Privacy Shield

As we previously reported, this February, United States (U.S.) and European Union (EU) negotiators announced the “U.S.-EU Privacy Shield” as a replacement to the U.S. Safe Harbor. Many U.S. companies relied on the Safe Harbor to transfer data from the EU to the US. The Privacy Shield negotiations were accelerated in response to the European … Continue Reading

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
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