In a milestone decision on transatlantic data protection in October 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued its judgment in the Schrems case, declaring the Commission decision on the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor agreement invalid. In another monumental decision in February 2016, the Commission announced a political agreement and new framework to restore trust in transatlantic data flows, the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. Sidley’s global team of privacy professionals has monitored these developments closely and has been actively engaged on responses. On this page, you will find a variety of resources to keep you informed as to how these judgments will impact the business landscape. Please contact the lawyers below if you have questions about the effects of these decisions.
Privacy Shield: Essentially Equivalent Reports