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UK: Government expresses disappointment at invalidation of Privacy Shield

The UK Government ('the Government') issued, on 17 July 2020, a statement in response to the Court Justice of the European Union's ('CJEU') judgment in Data Protection Commissioner v. Facebook Ireland Limited, Maximillian Schrems (C-311/18) ('the Schrems II Case'). In particular, the Government stated that it is disappointed that the EU's adequacy decision for the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield had been invalidated, and that it is pleased that Standard Contractual Clauses ('SCCs') remain in place as a mechanism for transferring data internationally. In addition, the Government noted that it is considering any further implications that may arise from the judgment in relation to SCCs, and highlighted that it remains committed to supporting UK organisations on international data transfers.

You can read the press release here.