NewsFlash: International Transfers Decision Coming Soon(ish)

The CJEU has announced that judgment will be handed down in Case C-311/18, Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland & Schrems on 16 July 2020. The judgment directly concerns the legality of standard contractual clauses in the context of transfers of personal data to the USA, and is also likely to comment on the validity of the Privacy Shield adequacy decision (which came under heavy fire at the hearing) and the role of data protection supervisory authorities in relation to international transfers. The Advocate General’s Opinion was issued in December: (EU:C:2019:1145). 

Christopher Knight