Decision by EU Court of Justice Turns the Privacy World Upside DownOn July 21, 2020 by Schnader in Privacy and Data Security
Stephenie Wingyuen Yeung, Co-Chair of the Privacy and Data Security Practice Group, published a client alert, “Decision by EU Court of Justice Turns the Privacy World Upside Down.”
On July 16, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) turned the privacy world upside down by invalidating the EU-US Privacy Shield as a mechanism to legitimize cross-border data transfers. Data Protection Commissioner v. Facebook Ireland and Maximillian Schrems, Case C-311/18. The decision affects thousands of companies relying on the Privacy Shield and, more broadly, those companies whose business depends on EU-US data flow.