International transfers

Data transfer ban may shut down Facebook EU services

A senior Facebook official has testified that a possible ban on its transfers of data from the EU to the US might make it impossible for it to continue providing services in the bloc.

22 September 2020

Facebook SCC Irish investigation under fire from both sides

Max Schrems and Facebook have both attacked the Irish data watchdog’s new investigation of Facebook’s EU-US data transfers.

15 September 2020

First shots fired in Schrems II Irish battle

Ireland’s data watchdog has opened an investigation of Facebook’s use of standard contractual clauses, leading to accusations from Max Schrems that the regulator has breached a court order in doing so.

10 September 2020

Swiss Privacy Shield deemed inadequate

In the wake of Schrems II, Switzerland’s data protection authority has found that the US-Swiss Privacy Shield is not up to scratch.

08 September 2020

Convention 108+ mooted as Schrems solution

Council of Europe officials have suggested the influential Convention 108+ could solve the international data transfer problems created by the Schrems II decision.

07 September 2020

European taskforce launched over Schrems II complaints

Regulators will investigate 101 complaints relating to companies’ continued use of the Privacy Shield and standard contractual clauses to transfer data to the US.

04 September 2020

Reynders: Updated SCCs coming this year

New Schrems-proof standard contractual clauses should be finalised this year, European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders has said.

03 September 2020

Parents urged to hand over details for TikTok class action

A Dutch privacy non-profit is collecting information from parents to bolster an impending collective lawsuit against video-sharing app TikTok which claims the app is failing to protect children.

26 August 2020

Schrems II probes start in Finland

Finland’s data protection authority has contacted several of the world’s largest technology companies to get information about their response to the landmark Schrems II decision.

25 August 2020

TikTok claps back against Trump’s ban

TikTok has filed a lawsuit challenging Donald Trump’s executive order banning the social media platform from the US, arguing that the order is unlawful and violates the company’s Fifth Amendment right to due process.

25 August 2020

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