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Schrems-II Case: ECJ Invalidates EU-US Privacy Shield and Upholds Standard Contractual Clauses

23 July 2020
Following the judgment of the case C-311/18 ‘Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland and Maximillian Schrems’, the European Court of Justice invalidated the EU-US Privacy Shield negotiated between the EU Commission and the USA for the transfer of personal data from the EU to the USA. The impact of the decision is immediate.