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Companies Worry EU Court Ruling Could Disrupt Global Data Transfers

Wall Street Journal

15 Jul 2020

Miriam Wugmeister spoke to the Wall Street Journal regarding the European Court of Justice’s upcoming decision whether a widely used tool for moving data from within the European Union to outside countries is legal, and how the outcome of this decision could affect how businesses transfer data around the world.

According to Miriam, companies have sought legal advice ahead of the court ruling, and are exploring options, including using the Privacy Shield arrangement to move data to the U.S. and then transferring it from the U.S. to third countries, though this could present an additional risk, as the Privacy Shield agreement is facing separate legal challenges in Europe.

“They’re talking about what the alternatives would be, but it’s really hard to know what to do because there aren’t many alternatives there,” Miriam said.

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