Data privacy issues in the European Union seem to be a reoccurring theme here on the blog, following Court of Justice of the European Union’s judgment in Maximillian Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner (C-362-14)  on October 6. We’ve posted about it here and also had a recent Reed Smith Client Alert here. Last week, European Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova stated that an agreement in principle had been reached with the United States on a new trans-Atlantic data transfer pact, dubbed “Safe Harbor 2.0.” On October 16, the Article 29 Working Party released a coordinated statement, promising a “robust, collective and common position” on the carrying out of the CJEU’s judgment by national Data Protection Authorities.

To view a synopsis of Safe Harbor guidance issued by EU Data Protection Authorities, 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, Tom C. Evans, Dr. Alin Seegel and Dr. Alexander Hardinghaus, LL.M.