Webinar: ECJ Safe Harbour Decision: Consequences and Practical Guidance

14 Dec 04:30PM - 05:30PM


The CMS Employment & Pensions and TMC groups are delighted to invite you to our joint webinar on the implications of the European Court of Justice's Safe Harbour Decision across various EU jurisdictions.

On 6 October 2015, the European Court of Justice delivered its judgment on the "Schrems vs Facebook" case, ruling that European internet users’ personal data are not adequately protected against access by US surveillance agencies. In doing so it declared the "Safe Harbour" scheme, which had established simplified procedures for transferring data to the US, invalid.

The ruling has far-reaching implications for companies in the US and Europe undertaking Transatlantic transfers of personal data. National data protection authorities issued holding responses to the ruling. The Commission also issued a statement providing some preliminary guidance on the impact of the European Court of Justice's Decision at both European and national level.

What has happened since then? Have the national data protection authorities strictly followed the Commission’s position? What should companies do to mitigate legal risks?

From a CMS-wide perspective, the webinar outlines the consequences of the decision for the world of HR, gives an overview of selected national particularities in responding to the decision and provides practical solutions and guidance for the time being.


Participation is free of charge, but is limited to the number of internet connections. Details of audio and visual connections will be provided upon registration.