EU–U.S. data transfers: Practical and technical impacts of Schrems II
RECORDED WEBCAST |
The “Schrems II” decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has introduced significant uncertainty to the legal transfer of personal data from the European Union to the United States. The CJEU invalidated outright and with immediate effect one of the two primary legal mechanisms available – Privacy Shield. It also emphasized that the other one – standard contractual clauses (SCCs) – require that companies demonstrate they can appropriately safeguard EU personal data, raising the standards to levels that will be challenging to meet. With both foundations of transatlantic data transfers at risk – and framed by contradictory guidance from a number of regulators – companies will need to decide their approach on a case-by-case basis.
With both foundations of transatlantic data transfers at risk—and framed by contradictory guidance from a number of regulators—companies will need to decide their approach on a case-by-case basis.
In this webcast, we review:
- The current state of the post-Schrems II regulatory landscape
- The legal and technical options available to companies in the short term
- The longer-term technical implications of the latest transatlantic data transfer confrontation