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Safe Harbor declared invalid – what it means for your business

6 October 2015

The Court of Justice of the EU today published its judgment in the case of Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner (C-362/14), declaring the European Commission's decision on the EU/US "safe harbor" arrangement to be invalid.

This will have significant implications for transfers of European personal data to the US. European organisations making transfers, and US organisations participating in the safe harbor, need to be watching developments and developing their go-forward compliance strategies.

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