Privacy Shield, EU model clauses and Safe Harbor – when will data transfers abroad be secure again?

Data transfers to so-called "unsafe third countries" have been an issue for a long time now - Safe Harbor has never been a good mechanism, but since it has been officially declared invalid by the European Court of Justice last October, companies have almost nothing to rely on anymore…

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European Data Protection Regulation – Information Sheet

The European Data Protection Regulation is on its way; On 15 December 2015, the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission (so-called "trilogue") reached an agreement on the new data protection rules. The Privacy Europe information sheet on the European Data Protection Regulation gives you an overview and practical recommendations on how to deal with the new provisions.

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The Directive is dead! Long live the GDPR!


After four long years, European policy makers reached an agreement on the European data protection reform and the terms of the upcoming General Data Protection regulation (GDPR) – formally known as the “Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data”.

The GDPR will finally be adopted in the next few days and will take effect early 2018. As such, the GDPR will be replacing the European Data Protection Directive of 1995.

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