Data Protection: EU court advised to declare EU-US Safe Harbor invalid

September 23, 2015

In an important case involving Facebook, and instigated by an Austrian student in response to the Snowden revelations about US security agency access to mass data, the Advocate General (“AG”) to the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”), the highest court in the EU, today released a (non-binding) opinion that “Safe Harbor” should be declared invalid. If the CJEU follows this opinion, there will be significant repercussions for EU-to-US data flows.

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