“It is unknown what the new [Standard Contractual Clauses] will say on ‘Schrems II’ … It would be surprising if the new SCCs did not address the CJEU decision, but it may be overly optimistic to think that they will provide the much-needed certainty that privacy professionals are looking for. The additions are likely to

It’s beginning to look a lot like (a Schrems II solution by) Christmas.

“A revised mechanism allowing companies to transfer Europeans’ data around the world may be ready before Christmas,” said EU digital chief Margrethe Vestager.

“My colleagues Vera Jourova and Didiers Reynders are working very, very hard to look at standard contractual clauses, at

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The Data Protection Authority of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany has issued FAQs on Schrems II, weighing in on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and Standard Contractual Clauses. The guidance comes on the heels of FAQs issued recently by Baden-Wuerttemberg’s DPA.

Here’s what the Rhineland-Palatinate authority says about EU-U.S. Privacy Shield:

Privacy Shield

  • The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield can no

“Convention 108+ (Convention 108 as amended by the protocol) is set to become the international standard on privacy and data protection in the digital age, and represents a viable tool to facilitate international data transfers while guaranteeing an appropriate level of protection for people globally,”  say Alessandra Pierucci, Chair of the Committee of Convention 108

There is no quick fix to the Schrems II decision, says European Union Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders.
Per Bloomberg Law: Justice Commissioner Reynders plans to finalize work by the end of this year on clauses that companies use to safely transfer data. In addition, talks with the U.S. will intensify in coming weeks on “sustainable

Peter Swire and Kenneth Propp suggest a viable post-Schrems II alternative to address U.S. judicial redress deficiencies in the Lawfare Blog.

“Any future attempt by the United States to successfully address this perceived deficiency in judicial redress … must have two dimensions: a credible fact-finding inquiry into classified surveillance activities in order to ensure protection

The IAB Europe, the continent’s digital advertising and marketing association, has issued an FAQ on Schrems II.

How does this impact the online advertising supported internet?

“While it is hard to measure the impact in specific terms, this is likely to cause a big disruption in an industry which is as global and interconnected as

Privacy Shield is gone but not forgotten.

Adam C. Schlosser, for the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), writes on why the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield is still a useful data protection governance tool.

“Simply leaving the Privacy Shield program or disregarding its principles would be a mistake, particularly for those organizations that have already built