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All Eyes On EU High Court Review Of Top Data Transfer Tools

Law360 (July 14, 2020, 11:20 PM EDT) -- Europe's top court is poised to decide on Thursday the fate of a pair of popular cross-border data transfer mechanisms, in a ruling that is expected to have sweeping implications for the way information flows out of the European Union and how regulators scrutinize these exchanges.

The European Court of Justice has been asked to determine whether EU citizens are adequately protected when companies use a tool known as standard contractual clauses to transfer personal data outside the bloc, particularly in light of concerns about the access that U.S. intelligence agencies may have to this information. The ruling could also address...

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