EU Commissioner announces further guidance on the impact of the Safe Harbor ruling

On Monday, October 26, 2015, EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, Věra Jourová, gave a speech before the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs on the recent ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union that invalidated the European Commission’s Safe Harbor Decision. The EU Commissioner welcomed the Article 29 Working Party’s statement and, in particular, its support for a new Safe Harbor framework by January 31, 2016. However, the EU Commissioner called for more clarity in the meantime. Accordingly, she announced that the European Commission will soon issue an explanatory document on the consequences of the CJEU’s ruling to provide guidance for businesses on international data transfers.

Country: EU

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: European Bodies

Tags: European Commission, agreement, new framework, Safe Harbor, guidelines, statement, Article 29 Working Party, EU-US, data transfer, CJEU decision, privacy, data protection

Posted on Wednesday 28 October 2015

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