Stefan Schuppert and Tim Wybitul, Irish High Court Refers Questions to European Court of Justice: Can National DPAs Disregard Safe Harbor?

The author discusses the question referred by the Irish High Court to the European Court of Justice (Case 2013 765 JR) of whether

“national data protection authorities in Europe may disregard the Safe Harbor decision of the European Commission when assessing whether the U.S. recipient of data ensures an adequate level of data protection required under EU law.

Depending on the outcome of the case, European and U.S. companies may not be able to rely on Safe Harbor to legitimise cross-border data transfers in the future”.

The full text is available at: http://www.hldataprotection…