International transfers of personal data to the US for commercial purposes
On 6 October 2015, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the Commission's adequacy decision on the EU-US Safe Harbour arrangement is invalid. (see judgment )
The Commission's key priorities are now:
- The protection of personal data transferred across the Atlantic;
- The continuation of transatlantic data flows with adequate safeguards;
- And the uniform application of EU law in the internal market.
The Commission is working closely with national data protection authorities in the Article 29 Working Party to ensure guidance for business and a uniform implementation of the ruling. (See press release of the Article 29 Working Party)
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