The European data protection law in the world a high standard of protection for the collection and use of personal data. In order to secure these also in international business transactions, forbids the European law for years, the Transfer of personal data to countries whose data protection is not legally recognised as the European comparable. To such third States of America, since time immemorial.
While it is possible to legalize the transfer of data to such States, but this requires special measures in accordance with European requirements. Due to the importance of America as a trading partner, the EU has created a procedure that could only benefit American companies. It was as a "Safe Harbor" and "Privacy Shield"-known method. Now the European court of justice (C-311/18) has declared the Privacy-Shield-method for void – as before the Safe-Harbor procedure because it would save personal data in America, as measured by the European law sufficiently.Updated Date: 29 July 2020, 13:20