Ten Initial Steps for E.U. and U.S. Companies in Light of Schrems II Ruling

The European Court of Justice’s July 16 landmark judgment in Schrems II invalidated the Privacy Shield and found standard contractual clauses valid in principle, affecting data transfers for tens of thousands of companies around the world. For practical advice on steps companies can take now to maintain international business relationships by ensuring that their data transfers comply with the GDPR and this recent decision, we spoke to partners Ruth Boardman at Bird & Bird in the U.K. and Tim Tobin at Hogan Lovells in the U.S., along with Mastercard CPO Caroline Louveaux. See also “Privacy Shield Survives First Annual Review” (Oct. 25, 2017).

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