The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that the European Commission’s Decision 2000/520, which approved the US/ EU Safe Harbor regime, is invalid and that the power of national data protection authorities in the EU to examine data transfers cannot be restricted by the existence of a Commission decision. The Court concluded that the Safe Harbor regime puts EU citizens’ fundamental right of privacy at risk.

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“European Court of Justice Invalidates Commission Approval of Safe  Harbor Program”

CJEU Decision