Kasalana Our Perspective issue 10 - Safe Harbour invalidation
Safe Harbour invalidation: is data localisation inevitable?
Kasalana Our Perspective 10:
On 6 October 2015, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the Safe Harbour Decision is invalid as it does not offer adequate data protection.
The Safe Harbour framework allows personal data to be transferred from EU countries to the United States. US companies self-certify that they uphold certain standards protecting personal data and their certification is kept on a register held by the US Department of Commerce.
Thousands of companies use this framework to approve the transfer of data between the two jurisdictions, but the future of transfers approved on this basis is now in question.
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