Yesterday was the session of the LIBE committee of the European Parliament on Privacy Shield.
Someone who watched wonders if European data protection is teethless:
Schrems tells MEPs that he’s had confidential calls with US industry reps, and that the feedback is that firms may “ignore” the ruling of the ECJ under the assumption that EU authorities won’t enact punitive measures
— Samuel Stolton (@SamuelStolton) September 3, 2020
There are compliments for Schrems:
“Dutch MEP Sophie in ’t Veld was blunt with her assessment, as well, opining that Schrems has done more to fight for EU privacy than the commission or DPAs in the wake of the CJEU’s two rulings invalidating transfer mechanisms in the last five years.”
— Paul Schwartz (@paulmschwartz) September 3, 2020
The video of the session is found here. Ook bij Schrems’ organisatie Noyb is een video te vinden:
🎥 For those who missed yesterday’s hearing in the European Parliament on EU-US data transfers and wish to follow discussions on #SchremsII, the prevention of a SchremsIII and future solutions being #schremsproof, right this way: https://t.co/C3hSEp9anm pic.twitter.com/1q6xRamL5w
— noyb (@NOYBeu) September 4, 2020
Documents and articles:
- Opening remarks by Vice-President Jourová and Commissioner Reynders at the press point following the judgment in case C-311/18 Facebook Ireland and Schrems: pdf.
- Press release – The Court of Justice invalidates Decision 2016/1250 on the adequacy of the protection provided by the EU-US Data Protection Shield: pdf (ECJ).
- Frequently Asked Questions on the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union in Case C-311/18 – Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland Ltd and Maximillian Schrems: pdf (EDPB).
- In the meantime Facebook goes on sending information on Europeans to the US, Facebook schickt weiter Daten in die USA (Netzpolitik).
- In the meantime Schrems’ organisation Noyb is not sitting still: Flood of Privacy Complaints Following Schrems II Decision Target Data Transfers to US (CPOMagazine).