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It’s been almost a year since the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) issued its decision in Data Protection Commissioner v. Facebook Ireland Ltd. (Schrems II) in July 2020, invalidating the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework established in 2016. The Court found that US surveillance laws did not afford adequate protection under the European Union’s Charter of Fundamental Rights and the 2018 General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). Accordingly, the Privacy Shield did not provide sufficient security for data transfers from the EU to the US. The Schrems I and II decisions are named after Maximilian Schrems, who aimed to…
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