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Privacy pressure mounts on the US as European court scuttles international data-transfer regime
31 July 2020 00:00
The recent court success of European privacy activist Max Schrems has cast a shadow over the operations of companies needing to move data across the Atlantic. The European Court of Justice’s ruling that the “Privacy Shield” data-transfer arrangement between was invalid because of the surveillance risks in the US. It’s still unclear the extent to which the court’s decision will affect global digital transfers, however lawmakers and regulators will still have to scramble to find new solutions. The judges have also highlighted what is likely to remain a stumbling block for trans-Atlantic data exchanges: the absence of national privacy laws in the United States.
European court ruling on Privacy Shield may mean US must reckon with commercial impact of intelligence gathering16 July 2020 21:54 by Mike SwiftThe decision by the European Court of Justice to nullify the EU-US Privacy Shield & to limit Standard Contractual Clauses for international data transfers is arguably the most important data-protection ruling in years.
A landmark ruling by the EU’s top court on international data flows will lead to more legal uncertainty for thousands of companies that use an EU data transfer mechanism.