Safe Harbor

How will the Safe Harbor ruling effect your business?

How will the Safe Harbor ruling effect your business?

Written by Alan Ingram on Wednesday, 14 October 2015. Posted in Data capture, Safe Harbor

Last week, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) ruled the ‘Safe Harbor Privacy Principles’ invalid.

This decision was reached after Max Schrems, an Austrian citizen, filed a complaint with the Irish Data Protection Commissioner, asking them to prohibit Facebook from transferring his personal data to the US after Edward Snowden claimed the US did not adequately protect personal data from NSA surveillance activities.

The ruling has potentially far-reaching consequences on businesses who transfer data across the Atlantic.

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