On July 16, the Court of Justice of the European Union struck down the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield in the ‘Schrems 2.0’ Case (Facebook Ireland and Schrems (Case C-311/18)). In an article for the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Alston & Bird Senior Counsel Peter Swire analyzes the decision and discusses potential implications, including those relating to standard contractual clauses as a data transfer mechanism, national security, and data transfers from the European Union to authoritarian countries. The article can be found here: ‘Schrems II’ backs the European legal regime into a corner — How can it get out?
About Dorian Simmons
Dorian Simmons is a senior associate with Alston & Bird’s Technology & Privacy Group and Privacy, Cyber & Data Strategy Team. Dorian focuses his practice on technology transactions and data privacy issues. He assists clients with technology contracting and procurement, and privacy and data security-related matters.