Safe Harbor Fallout; What to do in the “mean time” (because it’s going to be mean)

Ireland’s role as the de facto chief privacy regulator of the European Union is coming under scrutiny after the European Court of Justice struck down the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor data-transfer agreement, the Financial Times reported. “American and European officials working on a new agreement for the international transfer of digital data like social media posts and online search queries are at an impasse after two years of negotiations,” the NY Times wrote. U.S. companies should partner with local EU companies in the absence of a new data agreement, the Journal’s “Risk & Compliance” blog said.

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