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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.
16 July 2020 16:22 by Matthew NewmanA 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.
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James, an Australian journalist with over 25 years’ experience in print and electronic media, helps to oversee MLex’s coverage of regulatory risk in Asia, with special attention to Australia and New Zealand. In 2016, James was appointed as MLex’s managing editor for continental Europe, overseeing the Brussels bureau’s coverage of EU regulatory affairs and managing a team of 16 journalists in Brussels and Geneva. Previously James worked for the European Voice newspaper, before joining the... Read more
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Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and SiliconValley.com, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked... Read more