EC Ruling Invalidates Safe Harbor - Now What?
October 19, 2015, John Rostern, VP, Technology Advisory and Assessment Services
In a ruling on October 7, 2015 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) invalidated the principal European component of the U.S.-E.U. Safe Harbor Framework when it ruled in Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner. In the ruling the court said that the existing U.S.-EU Safe Harbor agreement, overseen by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), is flawed in that it allows the U.S. government access to online information related to citizens of the European Union (EU).