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Safe Harbor/Privacy Shield

07 June 2016

German Privacy Regulator issues first fines for inadmissible transfers of data to the U.S.

On 6 June 2016, the Hamburg Data Protection Commissioner issued fines against three international companies for failing to implement alternative data transfer mechanisms following the invalidation of Safe Harbor in October 2015.

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02 June 2016

Privacy Shield and the General Data Protection Regulation: More Key Developments

Developments on the European data protection front continue at a fast pace. As the process of implementation of the now-final General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) begins, the Article 29 Working Party (WP29) is announcing a workshop on implementation questions in Brussels in July. Meanwhile, uncertainty continues for trans-Atlantic data transfers … Read More

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21 April 2016

Sidley’s 2nd Annual Privacy and Cybersecurity Roundtable Provides Cross-Industry Insights from Senior Government Officials

Senior legal, economic and privacy leadership from U.S. and European government joined Sidley partners and senior counsel as panel participants at the 2nd Annual Privacy and Cybersecurity Roundtable.  An audience of more than 70 privacy professionals across financial, healthcare and technology industries heard from three panels that focused on the … Read More

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15 April 2016

Article 29 Working Party Releases Its Wish List for the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

On April 13, the Article 29 Working Party announced that it had completed its assessment of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield documentation. The announcement was followed by the release of a 58-page Opinion on the European Commission’s draft adequacy decision on the Privacy Shield.

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08 April 2016

Leaked Extracts on Working Party Opinion Indicate Approval of Privacy Shield May Not Be Imminent

Today, alleged extracts from the impending Article 29 Working Party Opinion on the adequacy of the Privacy Shield were leaked.  These extracts indicate that a number of clarifications on the Privacy Shield documents will be required before the Working Party can confirm that the Privacy Shield, in its view, ensures … Read More

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09 March 2016

The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Is a Victory for Common Sense and Transatlantic Good Will

*This post originally appeared in the Council on Foreign Relations’ Net Politics Blog on March 1, 2016.

When the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) struck down Safe Harbor last year, it did so on the basis that the European Commission had not determined whether European data transferred … Read More

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08 March 2016

European commission Publishes Privacy Shield Documents – Webinar Recording

On February 29, 2016, the European Commission released the legal texts that will implement the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, as well as a communication summarizing the actions taken over the last few years to “restore trust in transatlantic data flows since the 2013 surveillance revelations.”

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29 February 2016

Details of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Are Published

The much-anticipated documentation for the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, a new framework on transatlantic data flows, was published by the European Commission on February 29, 2016. The framework now will undergo a process of review and approval, including by the EU’s Article 29 Working Party, which is due to finish its … Read More

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09 February 2016

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield | What Next? – Webinar Recording

On February 2, 2016, the European Commission announced that an agreement had been reached regarding a new framework for the transfer of data to the U.S.: the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. According to Vice-President of the European Commission, Andrus Ansip, and Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, Věra Jourová, who … Read More

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03 February 2016

Article 29 Working Party Confirms that EU Standard Contractual Clauses and Binding Corporate Rules are Still Valid – for the Time-Being

The Article 29 Working Party has confirmed in a statement that EU Standard Contractual Clauses and Binding Corporate Rules are still valid data transfer mechanisms for the time being. The announcement was made following a meeting held to discuss the consequences of the Court of Justice of the European Union’s … Read More

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