There’s no shortage of media coverage of this week’s invalidation of Safe Harbor by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). Though many large companies appear to be prepared for other workarounds, small- and medium-sized companies, including marketers and healthcare companies, are feeling the pressure and confusion stemming from the end of this major data transfer agreement. According to International Business Times, the decision could spur the U.S. Congress to update its privacy laws. Center for Digital Democracy’s Jeffrey Chester said, “There’s a conflict here that can’t be satisfied until the United States passes a privacy law that includes fair information practices and creates clear rules on digital privacy.” A post on Lawfare contends that surveillance reform is needed for a revived Safe Harbor. The ECJ decision also further highlights the complexity and importance of the pending Department of Justice case against Microsoft, according to Bloomberg Business.
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