As you know, data privacy issues in the European Union are still fresh in the news, given the recent changes outlined in the Safe Harbor decision; we’ve written about it here, here and here. A recent Reed Smith Client Alert outlines frequently asked questions on what businesses need to know now in lieu of the Safe Harbor ruling, including how the ruling affects both Safe Harbor self-certified organizations and those that are not Safe Harbor certified.

To find out the answers to these FAQs, read the Client Alert written by Cynthia O’Donoghue, Daniel Kadar, Kate Brimsted, Dr. Thomas Fischl, Philip Thomas, Katalina Bateman, Doretta Frangaki, Caroline Gouraud, Chantelle A. Taylor and Tom C. Evans.

For further key developments about EU data protection and privacy issues, follow Reed Smith’s Technology Law Dispatch blog.

UPDATE:  As described here, the Article 29 “Working Party” — established under Directive 95/46/EC and comprised of representatives from the data protection authorities of each EU Member State, as well as representatives from the European Commission and the European Data Protection Supervisor – has issued a statement on the Safe Harbor judgment.