BREXIT – Future of Data Transfers to the United Kingdom

Bernd Schmidt General Data Protection Regulation, International Data Protection Leave a Comment

It was a serious shock when the British people voted for Britain to leave the European Union (EU). The consequences will be massive and also affect data protection law. When the common legal framework of the EU member states no longer spans the United Kingdom, there will be a need for justifying data transfers across the English Channel. Currently the …

From Safe Harbor to EU-US-Privacy-Shield – Future of International Data Transfers

Bernd Schmidt International Data Protection Leave a Comment

The ECJ Safe Harbor Ruling anuls the EU Commissions Safe Harbor Decision and puts the future of transatlantic data transfers at stake. A new approach for data transfers between EU and USA shall bring the solution: The EU-US-Privacy-Shield. Whether or not this will be successful is to the same degree uncertain as the legitimacy of international data transfers from the …