Technology, Media and Telecoms | 15 March 2016

European businesses have always needed to tread carefully in relation to exporting personal data outside the European Economic Area (EEA). This has never been more true than recently when data export became the biggest issue in data protection.

The cat was set among the pigeons in October 2015 when the European Court of Justice (ECJ)invalidated the export of personal data to the US via safe harbour and has been shrouded in uncertainty ever since. The Commission’s new deal on ‘safer harbour’ with the privacy shield has not provided the certainty hoped for and many businesses and lawyers are left scratching their heads as to what they can now do and not do. [Continue Reading]