Yesterday, the Dutch DPA (‘CBP’) provided a short statement in relation to the European Court of Justice’s Safe Harbor decision. The CBP states that for some time now, European data protection regulators have been of the opinion that extra guarantees were required with respect to the transfer of personal data to the US. The ECJ judgement underlines the fact that protection of personal data is fundamental right. According to the CBP, it is important that data protection regulators can, at all times, investigate independently and – as a result thereof – protect the rights of EU citizens, whose data are processed worldwide. The CBP confirms that later this week,  the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party is meeting in an emergency session. For more news, reference is made to yesterday’s Article 29 WP press release.