“Don’t panic” about EU-U.S. personal data transfers was the advice of UK Information Commissioner Christopher Graham. And in this exclusive for The Privacy Advisor, Denis Kelleher suggests it is excellent advice for anyone considering the recent judgment of the European Court of Justice in Schrems. After all, alternative data-transfer mechanisms exist. But more broadly, “transatlantic personal data transfers have not actually been banned,” Kelleher writes. Of course, that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to think about, he adds, noting Schrems may bolster the case for Internet Balkanisation. Meanwhile, in a column for Politico, MEP Sophie in ‘t Veld writes that, with Safe Harbor, the European Court of Justice has done its job and now it’s time for “the EU to step up and do the same.”
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