Best Practices for Data Transfers in the Wake of Schrems II

The E.U. continues to be a global leader in the creation of robust privacy protections, including when it comes to the cross-border transfer of personal data. The European Court of Justice directly addressed the appropriate mechanisms to transfer data under Chapter V of the GDPR in Schrems II invalidating the E.U.-U.S. Privacy Shield and complicating the process of determining the legality of international data transfers. In this guest article, Beckage partner Jordan Fischer details the background of Schrems II and the U.S. response to the decision. She provides four critical steps business can take to ensure they are transferring data in a compliant way. See “Early EDPB Guidance in the Wake of Schrems II Signals Where E.U.-U.S. Data Transfers Are Headed” (Aug. 5, 2020).

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