The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield agreement has been under fire ever since it was negotiated by the European Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce as a replacement for Safe Harbor. Now, Privacy Shield faces its biggest obstacle yet, as the Court of Justice of the European Union is looking at two cases challenging its legality in the coming weeks, with the case involving Facebook and Max Schrems scheduled to be heard July 9. The new case is fundamentally the same and should worry companies relying on Privacy Shield or standard contractual clauses to use Europeans’ data. Jennifer Baker has the details in this piece for The Privacy Advisor.
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