The following is a guest post to the FPF blog from Lokke Moerel, Professor of Global ICT Law at Tilburg University and a Dutch Cyber Security Council member. Guest blog posts do not necessarily reflect the views of FPF. 1. Introduction There is a call for a rational debate on trans-Atlantic data transfers. Frustrations increase […]
Two decisions issued by Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) in Europe and published in the second week of January 2022 found that two websites, one run by a contractor of the European Parliament (EP), and the other one by an Austrian company, have unlawfully transferred personal data to the US merely by placing cookies (Google Analytics and Stripe) provided by two US-based companies on the devices of their visitors.
International data flows have been top of mind in the past year for digital rights advocates, companies and regulators, particularly international transfers following the Schrems II judgment of the Court of Justice of the EU from last July. As data protection authorities assess how to use technical safeguards and contractual measures to support data flows […]