German DPAs issue position paper following Safe Harbor decision

In the weeks since the October 6, 2015, Court of Justice of the European Union decision that invalidated the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor framework, companies have been faced with the quandary of establishing legal alternatives for transferring personal data from Europe to the U.S.

Alternative data transfer mechanisms such as standard contractual clauses (SCCs, also called model clauses) and binding corporate rules (BCRs) were implicitly endorsed by the European Commission, but not all European countries, however, have taken this position.

On Monday, October 26, a group of German data protection authorities representing the federal government and 16 German states issued a 14-point position paper (available in German here) following the CJEU Decision.

Read about the most significant findings here.


Country: Germany

Domains: Privacy

Tags: Safe Harbor, EU-US, data protection, data transfer, standard contractual clauses, binding corporate rules, CJEU decision

Posted on Thursday 29 October 2015

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