Following an emergency meeting this morning, Oct. 7, the CNIL has published a statement summarizing the ECJ’s Oct. 6 decision in the Schrem case invalidating EU-US Safe Harbor, and reiterating the fact that the CNIL is discussing with the G29 data protection authorities a position that should be shared by all the Member States. The CNIL’s president, Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, presides over the G29.

The CNIL has therefore remained silent on positions emerging from a few other Member State authorities supporting European Commission-approved standard contractual clauses as a stopgap measure in light of the ECJ’s invalidation of Safe Harbor.