Safe Harbour regime declared invalid

Posted in : Supplementary Articles ROI on 8 October 2015
Anna Broderick
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On Tuesday the Court of Justice of the European Union declared the Safe Harbour regime, which is used to legitimise the transfer of personal data to the US, to be invalid.

This decision has huge ramifications for both US companies processing European personal data in the US as well as companies in Europe that use third party service providers in the US. Many companies transfer personal data to the US as part of their globalised software systems or outsourcing models.

These companies will need to review their current contractual arrangements in order to determine the basis on which the transfer of personal data to the US is being legitimised. As data controllers of the personal data, the

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