What is Schrems case?

The case originated from activist Maximilian Schrems’ call for the Irish Data Protection Commissioner to invalidate the SCC for Facebook’s use of transferring personal data to its headquarters in the US. This, according to Schrems, would be in violation of the GDPR and, more broadly, EU-law.

What is Schrems II case?

Schrems II is the most commonly used abbreviation for the Data Protection Commissioner v. Facebook Ireland Limited, Maximillian Schrems (C-311/18) case brought forward by Max Schrems; an Austrian lawyer, privacy advocate, and founder of noyb – an organization that aims to bring legal cases concerning data protection …

Why was privacy shield invalidated?

On July 16, 2020, the European Union Court of Justice (CJEU) invalidated the EU-US Privacy Shield in its decision in Facebook Ireland v. The court determined that the Privacy Shield transfer mechanism does not comply with the level of protection required under EU law.

What replaced the Privacy Shield?

The EU–US Privacy Shield replaced the International Safe Harbor Privacy Principles, which were declared invalid by the European Court of Justice in October 2015. The ECJ declared the EU–US Privacy Shield invalid on 16 July 2020 (see Legal challenge below).

Does the Privacy Shield still exist?

Key elements of the CJEU decision The EU-US Privacy Shield Framework is invalid. Organizations can no longer rely on Privacy Shield as a mechanism for cross-border data transfers from the EU to the US.

What happens when you call Safe Harbor?

A nurse might be forced to do something that could get them in trouble with their employer or the state board of nursing. But a nurse can invoke what’s known as nursing safe harbor that absolves them of any liability when forced to engage in an activity that could put their career at risk.

What is safe Harbour rules?

Introduced by the CBDT in 2009, safe harbour refers to the circumstances under which income-tax authorities will accept the transfer price declared by the assessee without any question or scrutiny. It aims to provide a certain degree of certainty to taxpayers.

Who won the Facebook case?

The three complained to The Harvard Crimson, and the newspaper began an investigation in response. Following the official launch of the Facebook social media platform, the three filed a lawsuit against Zuckerberg that resulted in a settlement. The agreed settlement was for 1.2 million Facebook shares.

Where is Max Schrems from?

Salzburg, Austria

Max Schrems
Born Maximillian Schrems October 1987 (age 33) Salzburg, Austria
Education Law, University of Vienna
Occupation Lawyer, author, privacy activist
Organization NOYB – European Center for Digital Rights