Case C-362/14 | Maximillian Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner

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The Court of Justice of the European Union declared on 6 October 2015 the Safe Harbour agreement between the European Union and the United States to be invalid.

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The Court considered that where a claim is lodged with national supervisory authorities, they can examine whether the transfer a person's data to a third country complies with the requirement of the EU legislation on the protection of the data, even in those cases which the European Commission adopted decision finding a third country affords an adequate level of protection of personal data and even considered that the ECJ alone has jurisdiction to declare an EU act invalid.

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The Independent, 06.10.15: What is Safe Harbour? All you need to know about the data transfer scheme
The Guardian, 06.10.15: 'Safe harbour' ruling illustrates growing chasm between US and EU
Europe v Facebook: CJEU decision on 'Safe Harbor' / Facebook: Initial reaction, 06.10.15
The, 06.10.15: Max Schrems: A tech giants' worst nightmare
EU Law Analysis, 07.10.15: The party’s over: EU data protection law after the Schrems Safe Harbour judgment
UK Constitutional Law Association, 09.10.15: Christina Eckes and Vigjilenca Abazi: Safe Harbour Case: Safeguarding European Fundamental Rights or Creating a Patchwork of National Data Protection?
Verfassungsblog: Focus: The Schrems Case
Politico, 14.10.15: The ‘safe harbor’ wake-up call
European Law Blog 15.10.15: Schrems vs. Data Protection Commissioner: a slap on the wrist for the Commission and new powers for data protection authorities

EurActiv, 06.10.15: ECJ strikes down beleaguered Safe Harbour data sharing with US
EurActiv, 13.10.15: MEPs fire back at Commission for 'bad lawmaking' on Safe Harbour
EUObserver, 07.10.15: US firms face possible sanctions over Safe Harbour
EUObserver, 06.10.15: Data flows to US will continue despite EU court ruling
Politico, 08.10.15: Europe’s top court goes off the rails
Politico, 06.10.15: Court ‘drops bomb’ on US companies
BBC News, 06.10.15: Facebook data transfers threatened by Safe Harbour ruling
The Independent, 06.10.15: European court rules 'Safe Harbour' treaty that saw Facebook hand over user data to US is invalid, after challenge by student
The Conversation, 07.10.15: End of EU-US Safe Harbour privacy deal spells trouble for tech giants
Deutsche Welle, 06.10.15: Europe's top court declares EU-US data deal invalid
The, 06.10.15: Facebook dealt blow by Austrian campaigner
Security Week, 09.10.15: EU, US Seek 'Quick Solutions' to Data Deal Void
EUObserver, 22.10.15: EU data chiefs failed to report privacy complaints to US

European Commission: First Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Jourová 's press conference on Safe Harbour following the Court ruling in case C-362/14 (Schrems)
US: Department of State: US Mission to the European Union: Political, Security & Global Issues: Data Privacy and Protection: Safe Harbor Protects Privacy and Provides Trust in Data Flows that Underpin
US: Department of State: US Mission to the European Union: Political, Security & Global Issues: Data Privacy and Protection: Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on European Court of Justice Safe Harbor Framework Decision, 06.10.15
European Parliament: Press Release, 13.10.15: Mass surveillance: EU citizens' rights still in danger, MEPs say
European Commission: DG Justice: Policies: Data protection: Art.29 Data Protection Working Party: Statement of the Article 29 Working Party, 16.10.15

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Opinion of the Advocate General in the case ECJ C-362/14 Maximillian Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner

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