Following weeks of intense discussions between EU and US officials, it was announced, on 2 February 2016, that political agreement had been reached on a new framework for transAtlantic data flows. The announcement of the ‘EU-US Privacy Shield’ by the European Commission was the latest in a series of developments and reactions in the aftermath of the Court of Justice of the European Union’s (‘CJEU’) judgment on 6 October 2015 in the Schrems case, rendering Commission Decision 2000/520 on Safe Harbor invalid. William Long and Francesca Blythe, Partner and Associate respectively at Sidley, provide their insights into what is currently known regarding the Privacy Shield.
Data Protection Law & Policy
Data transfers under review: a new EU-US Privacy Shield