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Europe's data privacy case looms over EU trade ties

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Subject

Schrems 2.

Significance

Earlier this month, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) began hearings on the so-called ‘Schrems 2’ case on the protection of European citizens’ data transferred outside the EU, principally to the United States but also more broadly.

Impacts

  • Tensions between EU and US data protection policies could be resolved by a US federal privacy law.
  • However, such a law is unlikely to be agreed before the 2020 elections.
  • A Court ruling against Standard Contractual Clauses could jeopardise data transfer links between the EU and the United Kingdom post-Brexit.
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