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Is Safe Harbor Shutting Down?

Posted on November 30, 2015 in Articles | by

Two decades ago, the European Union passed a sweeping Data Protection Directive (DPD) that revolutionized the world of privacy by affording citizens unprecedented rights.  Companies around the world scrambled to implement protections that complied with the DPD and eventually organizations subject to the DPD settled into a new routine that complied with the regulation.

In October, almost two decades to the day after the approval of the DPD, European courts responded to the Edward Snowden disclosures of NSA surveillance by striking down the Safe Harbor provision of the DPD.  This decision may have significant impact for international organizations that do business in the EU.

Read the full story: Is Safe Harbor Shutting Down?

Published November 30, 2015 on

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