Last month, the European Union and U.S. officials announced final approval of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (Privacy Shield), replacing the Safe Harbor which was invalidated by the Court of Justice of the European Union in October 2015.  Like it predecessor, the Privacy Shield will allow organizations based in the United States to self-certify compliance with the Privacy Shield’s requirements permitting personal data of EU subjects to be transferred to the U.S., but with an enhanced enforcement regime, among other things.

In conjunction with our International Employment Practice Group, we have prepared a comprehensive EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Q&A.  Our EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Q&A will provide you with key features about the Privacy Shield to assist you in determining if this is the proper mechanism to use when transferring data outside of the EU to the U.S., as well as information to help you comply with the Privacy Shield’s requirements.