10/11/2021 12:00 PM

Importing personal data from Europe – new challenges post-Schrems II webinar


10/11/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM AEDT



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In 2018, Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems successfully convinced the European Court of Justice that Facebook should not be permitted to transfer personal data to the US, because laws allowing the US government to access or intercept that transferred data meant that they could not provide “adequate protection”.

This decision created a problem for all businesses outside Europe – including those in Australia - seeking to transfer personal data from Europe. How can those businesses provide “adequate protection” for transferred personal data in the face of laws which potentially allow government authorities to access or intercept that data?

The European Data Protection Board and the new European Commission Standard Contractual Clauses now require those businesses to take additional legal and technical measures to protect transferred personal data. During this webinar, Special Counsel Nicholas Blackmore will discuss those measures and how Australian businesses can comply with them.