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The Privacy Shield is Dead: Next Steps for U.S. Importers of EU Data

The Privacy Shield is Dead: Next Steps for U.S. Importers of EU Data

April 1, 2021 at 11:05 AM - EU Data Protection,

Since the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), U.S. companies have invested a great deal of time and money in their compliance efforts; yet for many, their work is far from complete. For U.S. data importers, the July 2020 invalidation of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield has left former “self-certified Shield” companies forced to find a new mechanism by which to lawfully transfer EU data into the U.S. Many of these companies will likely adopt the new set of standard contractual clauses (SCCs), once they are finalized by the European Commission.

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The Privacy Shield is Dead: Here Come the New SCCs

The Privacy Shield is Dead: Here Come the New SCCs

February 19, 2021 at 4:16 PM - EU Laws,

As we reported last year, the invalidation of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield on July 16, 2020 is forcing the hand of U.S. companies which access the personal data of EU residents to find a new, lawful mechanism by which to do so in accordance with EU data protection laws. One such alternative – the use of the EU’s standard contractual clauses (SCCs) (a/k/a “Model Clauses”) – was recently bolstered by much-needed proposed updates to the clauses themselves.

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