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Swiss Regulator Determines Swiss-US Privacy Shield Is Inadequate

Swiss companies are advised to take additional measures when transferring personal data from Switzerland to the US. By Gail E. Crawford, Fiona M. Maclean, and Amy Smyth On 8 September 2020, the Swiss data protection authority, Adrian Lobsiger (the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner, FDPIC), concluded in his annual review that the Swiss-US Privacy … Continue Reading

Practical Considerations for Assessing Data Transfers after Schrems II

Latham develops new resource to identify considerations for assessing SCC and BCR data transfers in Europe. By Gail E. Crawford, Fiona M. Maclean, Michael H. Rubin, Serrin Turner, Tim Wybitul, and Ulrich Wuermeling Following the Schrems II decision in July 2020, organisations relying on the standard contractual clauses (SCCs) or Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs) to … Continue Reading

CJEU Invalidates EU-US Privacy Shield

A ruling by the EU’s top court invalidates the key mechanism for transferring personal data from the EU to the US and imposes additional conditions for use of the standard contractual clauses. By Gail E. Crawford, Fiona M. Maclean, Michael H. Rubin, Ulrich Wuermeling, Calum Docherty, and Amy Smyth On 16 July 2020, the Court of … Continue Reading

Data Protection Impacts for UK Businesses Under the UK Withdrawal Agreement

“Business as usual” for UK-EU data protection transition in 2020.   By Gail E. Crawford and Susan Mann On 29 January 2020, the EU Parliament approved the UK Withdrawal Agreement after the UK Parliament’s ratification via the EU Withdrawal Act 2020 on 23 January 2020 (Withdrawal Agreement). The Withdrawal Agreement maintains the UK pre-Brexit position … Continue Reading

European Commission Adopts Adequacy Decision for Japan

The European Commission adopted its adequacy decision for Japan on 23 January 2019, opening the doors for personal data to flow freely between the two major global economies. By Fiona M. Maclean and Laura Holden The Adequacy Decision Following two years of dialogue between the European Union (EU) and Japan, the European Commission (EC) adopted … Continue Reading
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