Demise Of Int'l Data Sharing Pact Opens New Liability Frontier

Law360, New York (October 6, 2015, 10:15 PM EDT) -- The European Court of Justice's Tuesday ruling invalidating the safe harbor agreement that enabled data transfers between the U.S. and European Union opens companies on both sides of the Atlantic up to increased scrutiny from EU regulators, who will be pushed harder by consumers to protect data that flows across the regions, attorneys say.

In a highly anticipated opinion, Europe's highest court concluded that the popular U.S.-EU safe harbor data transfer scheme fails to adequately protect the privacy rights of EU citizens because it puts the needs of U.S. law enforcement and intelligence officials ahead of these rights by allowing them...

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