General information

On October 6, 2015 in the Schrems case (C-362/14), the European Court of Justice annulled the European Commission’s Decision 2000/520/EC of July 26th 2000 on providing US entities with the adequacy of protection provided by the privacy principles within the framework of the "safe harbor".

Thus, transfers of data between Europe and the US were in question and data controllers had to look for other grounds to legalize the transfer, while waiting for a new agreement between these continents.

The answer to the problems came on July 12, 2016, when the European Commission adopted a decision implementing the Privacy Shield Agreement, thereby stating that the United States provides an adequate level of protection for the personal data of Europeans.

More information on the Privacy Shield and the most common questions about this mechanism is available here.

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