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CJEU: EU-Commission"s "US Safe Harbor" Decision Invalid

On 6 October 2015, the CJEU declared that the EU-Commission’s US Safe Harbour Decision is invalid. The CJEU alone has jurisdiction to declare an EU act invalid and this decision in the case of Maximillian Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner (C-362/14) affects all transfer of personal data into the USA under the umbrella of the "Safe Harbor" principles. Furthermore, the CJEU strengthened the powers of national supervisory bodies: Where a claim is lodged with the national supervisory authorities they may, even where the EU-Commission has adopted a decision finding that a third country affords an adequate level of protection of personal data, examine whether the transfer of a person’s data to the third country complies with the requirements of the EU legislation on the protection of that data and, in the same way as the person concerned, bring the matter before the national courts, in order that the national courts make a reference for a preliminary ruling for the purpose of examination of that decision’s validity.
(Verlag Dr. Otto Schmidt vom 26.11.2015 12:15)



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