Suzanne Dibble considers the implications for data controllers following the ruling invalidating the privacy shield

If your organisation transfers personal data from the UK/EU to the US, for instance, to Facebook or to US-based cloud servers or email service providers, you will be aware of the recent Schrems II judgment and the invalidation of the privacy shield as part of that judgment.

Even if you don’t transfer personal data to the US, but do so to other countries outside of the EU, such as China, India, Australia or South Africa, you still need to take note of the judgment, as it has a far reaching impact on any international transfer of personal data.

The case has caused something of a maelstrom in the world of international data transfers, with data controllers being left without clear guidance as to which way to proceed in ord...

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