Detailed information from the Data Protection Agency about the “Safe Harbor” case

This news release and guidance document from the Danish DPA provides contextual background information on the declaration by the EU court of the invalidity of the Safe Habor agreement between the US and the EU on the transfer of personal data. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) had, on 6 October 2015, issued a judgement on a preliminary ruling by the Irish High Court, in a case between the Austrian citizen Maximillian Schrems and the Irish Data Protection Commissioner.

It further provides guidance on other legal arrangements for the transfer of personal data to the US (appropriate contractual provisions, the Commission’s model contracts, and binding corporate rules), and action being taken by both the Danish DPA and in concert with other EU DPAs.