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Privacy Shield Adequacy Decision

On 6th October 2015 the European Court of Justice (CJEU) ruled in the Schrems case that the US Safe Harbor scheme was invalid.

This page contains a selection of news items and blogs relating to that ruling and the subsequent actions taken to replace the scheme.

On 12 July 2016, the European Commission adopted the EU-US Privacy Shield implementing the decision C(2016) 4176 on the adequacy of the protection provided by the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield under the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46 EC.

Guidance on the Privacy Shield is available on the US Federal Trade Commission's website - https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/privacy-and-security/privacy-shield

 

2016      
     
12 July   European Commission adopts the new EU-US Privacy Shield as adequate under the Data Protection Directive 95/46EC
     
13 April   Article 29 Working Party has adopted its opinion in the EU-US Privacy Shield
     
12-13 April   Article 29 Working Party committed to give its opinion at its full meeting - details will be provided in due course
     
3 March   Blog issued by Field Fisher LLC summarising content and anticipated actions needed by data controllers
     
1 March    European Commission issues communication to the European Parliament and the Council: Transatlantic Data Flows: Restoring Trust through Strong Safeguards
     
29 February    European Commission releases draft adequacy finding for Privacy Shield 
     
11 February    UK ICO interim guidance note on 'Data transfers to the US and Safe Harbor'
     
11 February    UK ICO Blog - 'Safe Harbor:calmer waters on the horizon'
     
3 February   STATEMENT OF THE ARTICLE 29 WORKING PARTY
ON THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE SCHREMS JUDGMENT
     
2 February    Political agreement on the EU-US Privacy Shield
     
2015    
November     UPDATE ON THE EFFECT OF SCHREMS ON IOM ADEQUACY DECISION
     
October    SAFE HARBOR INVALIDATED BY EUROPEAN COURT DECISION