The End of Safe Harbor: Implications for EU Digital Privacy and Data Protection Law

Journal of Internet Law, Vol. 19, No. 8, February 2016

8 Pages Posted: 21 Feb 2016

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Nora Ni Loideain

Information Law & Policy Centre; Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge; Faculty of Humanities

Date Written: February 19, 2016

Abstract

In Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner, the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice (the highest court in the EU) held that the “adequacy” of the protection provided by the Safe Harbor privacy principles (an EU data protection framework underpinning the exchange of personal data between the EU and US) was no longer valid under EU law. This article examines this landmark judgment and its implications for EU digital privacy and data protection law and a future Safe Harbor framework.

Keywords: EU Data Protection, privacy, Schrems, Safe Harbor, Edward Snowden

Suggested Citation

Ni Loideain, Nora, The End of Safe Harbor: Implications for EU Digital Privacy and Data Protection Law (February 19, 2016). Journal of Internet Law, Vol. 19, No. 8, February 2016, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2734698

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