The European Court of Justice’s ruling in Schrems II, invalidating the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework as a means of transmitting personal data from the EU to the U.S., has drawn swift reaction from data protection authorities and other entities across Europe. Here are a few of the responses:
Vera Jourova, Vice President, European Commission
“I know citizens and businesses are seeking reassurance today on both sides of the Atlantic. So let me be clear: we will continue our work to ensure the continuity of safe data flows.
We will do this:
- in line with today’s judgment
- in full respect of EU law
- and in line with the fundamental rights of citizens.”
” The Commission has already been working intensively to ensure that the toolbox [for cross border transfer tools] is fit for purpose, including the modernization of the Standard Contractual Clauses … We will now swiftly finalize it. Today’s ruling provides further valuable guidance for us and we will make sure that the updated tool will be fully in line with it.”