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What impact does the Schrems II ruling of the European Court of Justice of 16 July 2020 have on your company?
In its ruling C-311/18 of 16 July 2020 Data Protection Commissioner v. Facebook Ireland Ltd and Maximilian Schrems, the European Court of Justice declared the Privacy Shield concluded between the EU and the USA to be invalid. This means that data transfers from the EU to the USA based on the EU-US Privacy Shield are no longer compliant. This decision is seismic.
Data transfers from Swiss companies to the USA based on the Swiss-US Privacy Shield are not affected for the time being. However, the Swiss-US Privacy Shield is largely identical to the EU-US Privacy Shield. Accordingly the FDPIC is currently reviewing and analysing whether the Swiss Privacy Shield can still be maintained.
If you use services of US providers (e.g. cloud services, mail dispatch services), you need to assess on what basis any processing of personal data is performed; the Swiss-US Privacy Shield is unlikely to last much longer. An alternative to the Swiss-US Privacy Shield is to conclude the EU Model Clauses (standard contractual clauses). However, the ECJ decided that, whereas the mere conclusion of the EU Model Clauses is still valid, this is, however, not sufficient: it must be ensured that the US provider actually complies with the requirements of the EU Model Clauses. It is currently still unclear whether this should be an obligation of the customer to verify.
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14th CONFERENCE ON DATA PROTECTION 2021
I am delighted to be chairing the Conference on Data Protection hosted by the Europa Institut Zurich for the 14th time on 28 January 2021!
CAS INHOUSE COUNSEL 2020
I loved speaking about data protection, AI, IoT within the Certificate of Advanced Studies Inhouse Counsel 2020 of the Europa Institut Zurich.
GDPR AND SWITZERLAND: SOME THOUGHTS ON THE CURRENT HYPE AND HYSTERIA
I wrote a little piece on Apps with love's blog on the GDPR and its applicability to Swiss companies (only in German). Enjoy!