In an article published by E-Commerce Law Reports, Hunton & Williams partners Bridget Treacy and Lisa Sotto discuss the Court of Justice of the European Union’s (the “CJEU’s”) recent ruling invalidating the European Commission’s Safe Harbor Decision. The article, Maximillian Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner, describes the facts of the case and the CJEU’s confirmation that “the national data protection authorities (“DPAs”) [can] conduct their own investigation into whether transfers of personal data are subject to an adequate level of protection.” Treacy and Sotto continue to discuss the impact of the judgment and the practical next steps organizations should take.

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