7 October 2015: The CJEU notes the failings of ‘Safe Harbour’ and gives European supervisory authorities greater discretionary powers

In its judgment dated 6 October 2015, the CJEU ultimately upheld the opinion of the advocate general, Yves Bot, dated 23 September 2015 (see our post dated 24 September), in which he upheld the discretionary power of supervisory authorities with regards the level of protection of the Safe Harbour scheme and declared the European Commission decision, which established the safe harbour principles for authorising the transfer of data to the United States, invalid in this case.

Read Audrey Lefèvre’s post on LinkedIn to find out more