Top EU Court Strikes Down Popular Data Transfer Tool

Law360 (July 16, 2020, 5:04 AM EDT) -- The European Union's top court on Thursday invalidated the popular Privacy Shield tool used to transfer data across the Atlantic, but upheld the use of standard contractual clauses to legally move personal information outside the bloc. 

Europe's highest court, pictured in an earlier case, has struck down a tool used by more than 5,300 companies to transfer data from the EU to the U.S. (AP) In a highly anticipated ruling, the European Court of Justice rejected the argument that standard contractual clauses should be deemed invalid because the mechanism does not prevent U.S. intelligence officials and other third parties from accessing...

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