Next Tuesday, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) is scheduled to publish its decision in Maximillian Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner, in which it is expected to rule on the validity of the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework. Last week’s opinion of the CJEU’s Advocate General emphatically found Safe Harbor to be inadequate under EU law on the basis that access to Safe Harbor data by U.S. intelligence services is too wide and disproportionate, and that Safe Harbor does not contain appropriate guarantees to prevent this level of access. While the AG’s opinion is not binding on the CJEU, the short turn-around implies that the CJEU will not vary significantly from the opinion.
In a complimentary webinar on Wednesday, October 7 at 12:00pm (EDT), Eduardo Ustaran of Hogan Lovells’ London office, Stefan Schuppert of our Munich office, Winston Maxwell of our Paris office, and Bret Cohen of our Washington office will analyze the implications of the final CJEU decision for companies that rely on Safe Harbor to legitimize their cross-border transfers to the United States, including:
- What is the status of data transfers currently being legitimized by Safe Harbor?
- What alternative options are available for Safe Harbor members to lawfully receive data from Europe?
- What steps must Safe Harbor members take to transition to those other options?
- What are Safe Harbor members required to do with EU data already in the U.S.?
- How to respond to enquiries from EU clients and regulators concerned about the lack of a lawful basis for transfers.
Webinar Details: Safe Harbor—What Next?
Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm (EDT) / 17:00 (BST) / 18:00 (CEST)
To RSVP for the Hogan Lovells webinar, Safe Harbor—What Next?, click here.