On July 16, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued its landmark judgment in the Schrems II case, concluding that the Standard Contractual Clauses issued by the European Commission for the transfer of personal data to data processors established outside of the EU are valid. Unexpectedly, the Court invalidated the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework.
Continue Reading BREAKING: Unexpected Outcome of Schrems II Case: CJEU Invalidates EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework but Standard Contractual Clauses Remain Valid

In a case that has garnered widespread interest, the Court of Justice of the European Union will deliver its judgement in the Schrems II case (case C-311/18) on July 16, 2020, determining the validity of the controller-to-processor Standard Contractual Clauses as a cross-border data transfer mechanism under the GDPR.
Continue Reading CJEU’s Judgment on Validity of EU Standard Contractual Clauses Due July 16, 2020

On July 9, 2019, the hearing in the so-called Schrems II case (case C-311/18) took place at the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg. This blog entry provides highlights from the hearing, and also discusses the potential impact of the CJEU’s judgment in the case in the EU data protection landscape.
Continue Reading The Schrems Saga Continues: Schrems II Case Heard Before the CJEU

On May 6, 2019, the FTC announced that three dating apps were removed from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store following an FTC letter alleging that the apps potentially violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and the Federal Trade Commission Act.
Continue Reading Dating Apps Warned of Potential COPPA and FTC Act Violations Removed from App Stores

On August 13, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission approved changes to the video game industry’s safe harbor guidelines under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule. COPPA’s “safe harbor” provision enables industry groups to propose self-regulatory guidelines regarding COPPA compliance for FTC approval.
Continue Reading FTC Approves Changes to Video Game Industry’s Safe Harbor Program Under COPPA