The validity of personal data transfers to recipients in the United States and non-EU/EEA countries, has been called into question. On 16 July 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down its judgment following a referral by the Irish High Court relating to a case brought by privacy rights activist, Max Schrems (C311/18, Data Protection Commissioner v. Facebook Ireland Limited, Maximillian Schrems) (Schrems II). The CJEU found the Privacy Shield to be an invalid transfers mechanism, and the SCCs to be valid transfer mechanism, with the latter now subject to additional obligations.

Speakers: Cynthia O'Donoghue Andreas Splittgerber Bart W. Huffman

Event Type: Webinar, CLE / CPD

Start Date/Time:
23 July 2020, 3:00 PM BST
End Date/Time:
23 July 2020, 4:00 PM BST

Join Reed Smith’s EU and US team for this CLE webinar for a practical discussion on the scope and impact of the CJEU’s decision.

Topics will include:

  • The impact of the Privacy Shield being declared invalid as an adequate safeguard when transferring personal data outside the EEA to the United States
  • The level of protection afforded by SCCs and whether these are still an adequate safeguard for transferring personal data outside the EEA, in particular to the United States
  • What next? How to navigate transferring data outside of the EEA to the United States and other non-EU countries

For your reference, the program will be offered twice:

Session 1:  3:00 - 4:00 p.m. BST / 10:00 -11:00 ET

Session 2:  12:00 - 1:00 p.m. PT / 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET