ECJ Hearing on Safe Harbor Challenges How U.S. Companies Handle European Data

Can U.S. companies continue to rely on the Safe Harbor program that permits them to transmit and store data originating in the EU despite the EU’s stricter privacy laws?  The European Court of Justice is now considering how and where U.S. companies are permitted to handle EU data.  The court heard arguments in Luxembourg on March 24, 2015 related to Austrian Facebook user Maximilian Schrems’ challenge to the 15 year-old Safe Harbor structure.  Clara Rosales Rosado of Policy and Regulatory Report (PaRR), a sister publication of the Cybersecurity Law Report, talked to Schrems about the case and his strategy and reported on the hearing.

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