Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner Just Got a Lot More Interesting
Europe’s Data Protection Authorities are required to be independent. Both Article 8(3) of the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights and Article 16 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union require that compliance with the EU’s data protection rules be subject to control by independent supe...
Schrems Reacts to Advocate General's Opinion on Safe Harbor
It's been a long road for Austrian student Max Schrems' group Europe v. Facebook, but today, Schrems is celebrating. European Court of Justice (ECJ) Advocate General Yves Bot has issued his opinion in a case originally filed by Schrems' group alleging the U.S. National Security Agency collected Euro...
Safe Harbor Invalid, Says Top EU Court’s Advocate General
There has been a major development in the closely watched Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner case now in front of the European Court of Justice (ECJ): The ECJ’s Advocate General, charged with providing reasoned and impartial opinions to the court for its consideration, has delivered an opinion s...
BCRs Looking Attractive After Advocate General's Opinion on Safe Harbor? Here's Some Help
Following the European Court of Justice Advocate General's opinion that the Safe Harbor agreement is "invalid" due to U.S. law-enforcement access to EU citizen data, it doesn't seem too far a stretch to imagine companies worried about the future of Safe Harbor may start looking for alternatives, nam...
What’s Next for Safe Harbor?
What did the Advocate General decide regarding Safe Harbor? An Advocate General for the European Court of Justice has just issued a much-anticipated, non-binding opinion regarding the EU/US Safe Harbor Privacy Arrangement (see Advocate General's Opinion in Case C-362/14, Maximillian Schrems v. Data...
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