PICSE Wizard update following European Safe Harbour data transfer agreement decision
On 6th of October 2015 the European Court of Justice has declared invalid the Safe Harbor data-transfer agreement that has governed EU data flows across the Atlantic for some fifteen years.
The Safe Harbor executive decision allows companies to self certify to provide “adequate protection” for the data of European users to comply with the European data protection directive, and with fundamental European rights such as the right to privacy (under Article 8 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights).
“The Court of Justice declares that the Commission’s U.S. Safe Harbour Decision is invalid,” the ECJ said in a statement reported by Reuters.