Following the invalidation of the Safe Harbor agreement, this article offers a detailed review of consequences for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
The Commission's explanatory communication analyses the consequences of the judgement and sets out the alternative mechanisms for transfers of personal data to the US. The Commission will also continue to work closely with the independent data protection authorities to ensure a uniform application of the ruling.
An attempt by Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems to have a data protection case against Facebook (FB.O) heard as a class action suit moved a step ahead on Monday when Austria's Supreme Court referred the question to the European Court of Justice (CJEU).
Facebook has questioned the right of Schrems to bring a Europe-wide class action on behalf of tens of thousands of consumers. Schrems is claiming 500 euros ($562) in damages for each of more than 25,000 signatories to his lawsuit, one of a series of European challenges to U.S. technology firms and their handling of personal data.