Posts Under: European Court of Justice

Europe Does Better on the Right To Be Forgotten

In a significant ruling, earlier this month, the European Court of Justice ruled that an individual’s privacy interest in limiting the disclosure of personal information does not generally override the interest in public disclosure about company officials. The ruling protects the public interest in transparency about governance of public companies; preserves the capacity of stock holders to assess companies accurately and protect their legal rights with respect to them; and reaffirms the legitimacy of data processor access to personal information in public data bases about companies.

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European Court of Justice’s Decision on the Schrems Case is a Blow to Transatlantic Data Flows

Yesterday, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) handed down its decision on the Schrems Case, a lawsuit against Facebook regarding data privacy.  The court’s decision determined that the U.S. – EU Safe Harbor Agreement is invalid.  This decision will create legal uncertainty for over 4,400 companies in the Safe Harbor as they may no longer use the Safe Harbor as a basis for transferring data between the United States and the European Union.  Upon news of the decision, SIIA issued its comments to voice deep concern about its effects on data flows and digital trade.

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European Court of Justice’s Decision on the Schrems Case is a Blow to Transatlantic Data Flows

Yesterday, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) handed down its decision on the Schrems Case, a lawsuit against Facebook regarding data privacy.  The court’s decision determined that the U.S. – EU Safe Harbor Agreement is invalid.  This decision will create legal uncertainty for over 4,400 companies in the Safe Harbor as they may no longer use the Safe Harbor as a basis for transferring data between the United States and the European Union.  Upon news of the decision, SIIA issued its comments to voice deep concern about its effects on data flows and digital trade.

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Advisory Council Report on Right To Be Forgotten Gets It Right

On February 6, 2015, the Advisory Council to Google on the Right to be Forgotten released its report.  Convened to advise Google on how to implement the European Court of Justice’s right to be forgotten decision from May 2014, the Council’s independent members recommended that search engines maintain limited transparency of their delisting decisions and restrict deletions to European search engines.

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