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European Data Protection Authorities Conclude Data Transfers under Safe Harbor Now Unlawful

Following the landmark ruling that invalidated the Safe Harbor data transfer arrangement, the Article 29 Working Party, composed of privacy officials across Europe, issued a preliminary statement. They called for solutions "enabling data transfers to the territory of the United States that respect fundamental rights." They concluded that "transfers that are still taking place under the Safe Harbour decision after the CJEU judgment are unlawful." Also, Standard Contractual Clauses and Binding Corporate Rules will not provide an adequate basis. EPIC, US and European consumer organizations have urged lawmakers in the United States to update US privacy law.

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