EU Court Blocks Transfer of Personal Data to the U.S. via ‘Safe Harbor’ Arrangement

13 / 04 / 2016

On October 6, 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘ECJ’) issued a ground breaking ruling, by blocking the transfer of personal data from Europe to U.S. undertakings relying on the U.S. Safe Harbor scheme. The ECJ judgement will not only affect U.S. businesses with affiliates in Europe, but IT-related service providers (particularly online services) with European customers. These businesses can no longer rely on the U.S. Safe Harbor to transfer personal information relating to their employees, customers and suppliers from Europe to the U.S.

Click here to view the full article as published in the Spring/Summer 2016 edition of USLaw Magazine.