Newsletter: European Court of Justice issues Opinion striking down the Safe Harbor

Newsletter: European Court of Justice issues Opinion striking down the Safe Harbor

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In a landmark judgment in Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner (C-362/14) (October 6, 2015) (“Safe Harbor judgment”), the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) found the Safe Harbor Decision of the European Commission (Commission Decision 2000/520/EC of 26 July 2000) to be invalid. The invalidity of the Safe Harbor Decision calls into question the legality of large portions of data flows from Europe to the United States and causes considerable legal uncertainty for US companies offering their services in the EU. [...] 

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