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Schrems II: Reflections on the Decision and Next Steps

Schrems II - US Surveillance Law

Professor Paul Schwartz and I recently edited the Schrems II decision for our Information Privacy Law casebook.  Schrems II is short for Facebook Ireland Ltd. v. Maximillian Schrems — the second challenge by Maximillian Schrems to the transfer of data between the EU and US.  In Schrems I, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) invalidated the Safe […]

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Video: Schrems II Initial Reactions with Daniel Solove, Justin Antonipillai, Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna, Jocelyn Aqua, Ralf Sauer, and Bob Litt

  Yesterday, the European Court of Justice issued its decision in Facebook Ireland v. Schrems, a case known as Schrems II.  The court’s opinion sent shock waves throughout the privacy world.  I had a terrific discussion with Justin Antonipillai (Wirewheel), Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna (Future of Privacy Forum), Ralf Sauer (European Commission), Jocelyn Aqua (PwC) and Bob […]

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The Schrems II Decision

Privacy Shield

The European Court of Justice has finally issued its decision in Facebook Ireland Ltd. v. Maximillian Schrems — otherwise known as Schrems II. The full text of the Schrems II opinion is here. The result: The US-EU Privacy Shield Framework is invalid.  The Standard Contractual Clauses are valid.  Ultimately, this means that it is still […]

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Video: Schrems II Initial Reactions with Daniel Solove, Justin Antonipillai, Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna, Ralf Sauer, and Bob Litt

Video - discussion of Scrhems II

The European Court of Justice just issued its decision in Facebook Ireland v. Schrems, and the court’s opinion sent shock waves throughout the privacy world.  I had a terrific discussion with Justin Antonipillai (Wirewheel), Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna (Future of Privacy Forum), Ralf Sauer (European Commission), and Bob Litt (Morrison & Foerster, former General Counsel for the […]

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Video- Challenges of Privacy Notices, Schrems II, and Other Privacy Issues – A Conversation with Daniel Solove, Justin Antonipillai, and Andy Dale

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In this video, Daniel Solove (TeachPrivacy, GW Law), Justin Antonipillai (Wirewheel), and Andy Dale (Alyce) discuss the challenge of writing privacy notices, Schrems II, and other privacy issues. […]

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Top 10 Privacy Law Developments of the Decade 2010-2019

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It is an understatement to say that a lot has happened in privacy law during the past decade. Here is my list of the most notable developments. NOTE: I am giving a particular emphasis to what I find to be notable from a United States perspective.  What is notable privacy law depends upon where one […]

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Blogging Highlights 2015: Privacy Issues

Privacy Training

I’ve been going through my blog posts from 2015 to find the ones I most want to highlight.  Here are some selected posts on privacy issues: I. PHILOSOPHICAL Privacy by Design: 4 Key Points What Is Privacy? II. PRIVACY LAW Why All Law Schools Should Teach Privacy Law — and Why Many Don’t […]

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10 Implications of the New EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

EU GDPR Training General Data Protection Regulation

Last week, the EU issued the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a long-awaited comprehensive privacy regulation that will govern all 28 EU member countries.  Clocking in at more than 200 pages, this is quite a document to digest.  According to the European Commission press release: “The regulation will establish one single set of rules which […]

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Sunken Safe Harbor: 5 Implications of Schrems and US-EU Data Transfer

By Daniel J. Solove In a profound ruling with enormous implications,the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has declared the Safe Harbor Arrangement to be invalid. [Press Release]  [Opinion] The Safe Harbor Arrangement The Safe Harbor Arrangement has been in place since 2000, and it is a central means by which data about EU citizens can […]

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