Guidance on EU-US Data Flow Delayed by New Terrorist Threats in Brussels

Today, the Article 29 Working Party (the advisory body on data protection and privacy composed of representatives from the national data protection authorities of all EU Member States) was to meet in Brussels to discuss, amongst other things, the consequences of the European Court of Justice ruling of 6 October 2015 in the Maximilian Schrems case, with EU-US data flow at the top of its agenda.

However, this meeting could not take place because of the current lockdown in the European capital.  This delay is quite unfortunate in view of the statement which was previously released by the Working Party that as from January 31, 2016. the national DPAs would take action to enforce rules on transfer of data.

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