Changes to Data Transfer Agreements – Legal Update

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One of the ways European companies have until now shared personal data with the US has been called into question by a new ruling.

The Court of Justice of the European Union has declared the much-used Safe Harbor framework is not a valid way to legitimately transfer personal data between the two continents. The impact of this decision is expected to become clearer as additional guidance is provided by EU regulators. But initial responses from Silicon Valley (including Microsoft, Airbnb and Facebook) have suggested that this will not have a significant impact on the way that they share data.

HireRight already had in place additional controls ahead of this ruling to ensure that personal data is shared safely and securely.

For more information on what this could mean for you, read our blog on the issue: Ding Dong, Safe Harbor is (effectively) Dead…



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