BREAKING NEWS: ECJ rules US Cloud services fundamentally incompatible with EU Privacy laws

The US “culture of surveillance” received a major EU push back today, with the European Court of Justice ruling against the legitimacy of the EU’s Standard Contractual Clauses as a way of transferring data to legal regimes outside of the Union. As we wrote 2 years ago, the Austrian Max Schrems, responsible for the previous dismissal of the ‘Safe Harbour’ agreement between the US and EU, stated that its successor “Privacy Shield goes down as soon as EU Courts deliberate”. It seems he was right.

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