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In the Wake of Schrems II: US Government’s White Paper Aims to Assist Confused Companies, Push Back on “Wild West” Privacy Characterization

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In response to the Court of Justice of the European Union’s (CJEU) recent Schrems II decision that, among other things, invalidated the Privacy Shield Framework (previously covered in The Matrix), various agencies of the US Government co-published a White Paper providing background on US intelligence agencies’ data collection activities and limitations thereon. Although the White Paper is intended to “assist organizations in assessing whether their transfers offer appropriate data protection in accordance with the [CJEU’s] ruling,” the agencies stressed that it “is not intended to provide companies with guidance on EU law or what positions to take before EU regulators or courts.” More

Data Déjà Vu: European Union’s Highest Court Invalidates EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework

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What Happened?
On July 16th, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) invalidated the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework (one of the three primary mechanisms that permit the lawful transfer of personal data to the U.S. from the EU), finding that U.S. personal data protections are not satisfactory so as to be “essentially equivalent to those required under EU law.” More

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