The European Court declares the Privacy Shield Agreement with the US invalid

The European Court of Justice has declared the Privacy Shield Agreement between the EU and the United States invalid. Privacy Shield regulates the exchange of personal data between companies in the European Union and the US. According to the Court, personal data of EU citizens stored in the United States is insufficiently protected.

The Court ruled that “the requirements of national security, public interest and compliance with US law take precedence, permitting interference with the fundamental rights of persons whose personal information is transferred to the United States.” However, according to the Court of Justice, contractual provisions for the transfer of personal data to processors in third countries are valid.

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