Pri­va­cy Shield

Trans-Atlan­tic Data Pri­va­cy Frame­work: Exe­cu­ti­ve Order expec­ted next week 

Accord­ing to a report by the news por­tal Poli­ti­co, the White Hou­se will publish an exe­cu­ti­ve order on trans­at­lan­tic data trans­fers next week. The report is based on unof­fi­cial state­ments from the White Hou­se. This will be fol­lo­wed by a rati­fi­ca­ti­on pro­cess by the Euro­pean Com­mis­si­on, which will take until

FDPIC – Opi­ni­on on Schrems II 

The FDPIC today published its opi­ni­on on the signi­fi­can­ce of the ECJ ruling on Schrems II and for­mu­la­ted impli­ca­ti­ons for data trans­fers of per­so­nal data to the USA and other coun­tries without an ade­qua­te level of pro­tec­tion wit­hin the mea­ning of Art. 6 (1) DPA. As

Schrems II: Baden-Würt­tem­berg data pro­tec­tion aut­ho­ri­ty publishes statement 

On August 24, 2020, the data pro­tec­tion aut­ho­ri­ty of Baden-Würt­tem­berg (Sta­te Com­mis­sio­ner for Data Pro­tec­tion and Infor­ma­ti­on Secu­ri­ty, LfDI) published gui­d­ance on the ECJ’s ruling of July 16, 2020 on Schrems II. In it, it com­ments on the ruling and for­mu­la­tes con­cre­te recom­men­da­ti­ons for action for companies,

Max Schrems files 101 com­p­laints against EEA companies 

Data pro­tec­tion acti­vist Max Schrems and his NGO “NOYB” (short for “None of Your Busi­ness”) filed a com­p­laint against 101 com­pa­nies from the EEA. The com­pa­nies con­cer­ned were still using Goog­le Ana­ly­tics or Face­book Con­nect on their web­sites. A transmission

Schrems II: EU and USA in discussion 

The U.S. Depart­ment of Com­mer­ce and the Euro­pean Com­mis­si­on have begun dis­cus­sions to explo­re the pos­si­bi­li­ty of a Pri­va­cy Shield 2.0 (“enhan­ced EU‑U.S. Pri­va­cy Shield”) fol­lo­wing the Schrems II ruling – see the joint media release.

EDSA: FAQ on Schrems II 

The Euro­pean Data Pro­tec­tion Aut­ho­ri­ty (EDSA) has published FAQs on the ECJ’s Schrems II ruling. The­re is not much new in it. The EDSA empha­si­zes that the con­ti­nued use of stan­dard con­trac­tu­al clau­ses is only per­mis­si­ble or suf­fi­ci­ent if the exporter has done his home­work befo­re­hand: Whether

FDPIC on the Schrems II ruling 

The FDPIC has com­mu­ni­ca­ted that it has taken note of the judgment of the ECJ in Schrems II, that it is “not direct­ly” app­li­ca­ble to Switz­er­land and that it is now exami­ning it in detail: Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on. The review will have to include,

EU-US Pri­va­cy Shield: Com­mis­si­on con­firms adequacy 

On Octo­ber 23, 2019, the Euro­pean Com­mis­si­on issued its report on the third annu­al review of the EU-US Pri­va­cy Shield, con­fir­ming the ade­quacy of the Pri­va­cy Shield or the pro­tec­tions it imparts to cer­ti­fied com­pa­nies. At the same time, the