On November 6th, 2015 Mackrell International member firms Keller and Heckman LLP, Mackrell Turner Garrett, Gärde Wesslau, Studio Legale Rosauer, and SLB Kloepper Rechtsanwälte presented a complimentary one hour webinar on The End of the U.S. - EU Safe Harbor and What’s Next.
On October 6, 2015, the European Court of Justice issued a landmark privacy ruling, declaring the 2000 European Commission decision authorizing the U.S.- EU Safe Harbor framework invalid. The Safe Harbor provides a set of principles that U.S. companies can agree to in order to lawfully transfer data about EU citizens to the United States. The decision throws into question the lawfulness of such transfers, as well as the viability of other mechanisms deemed adequate for data transfers that thousands of companies have relied on. Negotiations between the EU and U.S. on “Safe Harbor 2.0” are underway, but in the meantime, the decision has induced much anxiety regarding how to manage data flows globally. During this complimentary one hour webinar, attorneys from Mackrell member firms in the U.S. and EU will discuss some implications of the ECJ’s decision, including the impact on companies that relied on the Safe Harbor for data transfers, the continued viability of other transfer mechanisms, and what the decision means from an enforcement standpoint in their jurisdictions.
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Sheila Millar, Keller and Heckman LLP – Washington, DC
Tracy Marshall, Keller and Heckman LLP – Washington, DC
Maung Aye, Mackrell Turner Garrett – London, England
Henrik Nilsson, Gärde Wesslau – Stockholm, Sweden
Giulio Rosauer, Studio Legale Rosauer – Rome, Italy
Ferdinand Prinz zur Lippe, SLB Kloepper Rechtsanwälte – Munich, Germany
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