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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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