European Court of Justice Rules U.S.-EU ‘Safe Harbor Program’ Invalid

Nov 6, 2015 | Attorney Article

The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled Oct. 6 that the U.S.–EU “safe harbor program,” under which multinational organizations transferred digital information from the European Union to the United States, is invalid. Previously, organizations that had registered with the program, administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce, self-certified that they would safeguard personal data they transferred from the EU to the United States in accordance with certain data protection principles (described below)…READ MORE