Data Protection & Cybersecurity
The Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) issued yesterday its long-expected Judgment in Schrems vs Data Protection Commissioner, in which the court, largely adopting the opinion of its Advocate General, resolved that the Decision 2000/520 of the European Commission which provides that the Safe-Harbour scheme provides an adequate level of protection and can be used as ground for the transfer of personal data from the EU to US companies participating in the Safe Harbour scheme, is invalid.
Mary Deligianni, senior associate and member of our data protection and cybersecurity practice, recently drafted a report on data breach-related obligations across the EU/EEA. Said report, which was based on a comparative survey headed by Mary in cooperation with 13 members of the Cloud Privacy Check Network of EuroCloud Europe (“CPC Network”), presents key findings and recommendations on data breaches across the EU/EEA.
In addition, our team contributed to another report issued by the CPC Network on joint controllership.
Our partner Takis Kakouris contributed to the guide "The Price of data security: A guide to the insurability of GDPR fines across Europe", which was launched by DLA Piper and Aon on May 16, 2018. The guide looks at the insurability of regulatory and GDPR fines and associated costs across 30 European jurisdictions, including the UK.
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The Lex Mundi Global Data Privacy Guide draws on the expertise of the Lex Mundi network and is a simple yet concise tool for clients who are looking to learn more about key data protection concepts and issues around the world.