In The News

All Eyes on EU High Court Review of Top Data Transfer Tools


14 Jul 2020

Alex van der Wolk spoke to Law360 about the European Court of Justice’s upcoming decision related to the fate of a pair of popular cross-border data transfer mechanisms in a ruling that is expected to have sweeping implications for the way information flows out of the European Union and how regulators scrutinize these exchanges.

One scenario is that the Court of Justice could elect to strike down standard contractual clauses on the grounds that the mechanism doesn’t prevent the U.S. government and other third parties from broadly accessing this data, and that EU citizens don’t have adequate means to remedy this overreach.

“If standard contractual clauses are no good anymore, a whole lot of companies are going to have a big problem,” Alex said.

Read the full article.



Unsolicited e-mails and information sent to Morrison & Foerster will not be considered confidential, may be disclosed to others pursuant to our Privacy Policy, may not receive a response, and do not create an attorney-client relationship with Morrison & Foerster. If you are not already a client of Morrison & Foerster, do not include any confidential information in this message. Also, please note that our attorneys do not seek to practice law in any jurisdiction in which they are not properly authorized to do so.