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The Impact of the Schrems II Privacy Decision on U.S. Companies

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Produced on August 24, 2020

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Course Information

Time 1h 1m
Difficulty Beginner

Course Description

On July 16, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the highest court in the European Union, unofficially known as the European Court of Justice or ECJ) issued a seismic decision relating to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and invalidating the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. The decision affects thousands of U.S. companies and how they do business with their counterparts in the E.U. Specifically, U.S. companies doing business with European Union companies or U.S. multinationals which have branches or divisions in the European Union may need to revisit their data transfer mechanisms to ensure compliance with the GDPR requirements for the transfer of personal information. 

This course, led by Abraham J. Perlstein, attorney, and CIPP/US with over twenty years in technology private practice, will discuss privacy law models and legal mechanisms to transfer personal information from one jurisdiction to another. The course will then look at the Schrems II case, its background, the ECJ decision, and the impact on U.S. companies.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss different global models of Privacy Law
  2. Identify compliant mechanisms of transferring Personal Information from the EU to the US
  3. Review the background facts of the Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland Limited and Maximillian Schrems (Schrems II), and the ECJ decision
  4. Analyze the impact of the holding on U.S. Companies

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Abe Perlstein

Technology Practice Group LLC

Abe is an experienced attorney with over 20 years of technology transaction experience advising large and small firms as well as being Of Counsel to Law Firms in their technology practice. He has recently added privacy to his practice with the CIPP/US. Abe initiated his career as a computer programmer for many years and then transitioned to law.

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Ann C.

Great program!

Elizabeth R.

Engaging and knowledgeable speaker

Kristin V.

Excellent job Abe!! I feel better adept at issue spotting for my clients after this CLE.

Blaise P.

Program is particularly useful for those attorneys representing very large international companies..

James D.

Important and timely!

Melissa L.

The presenter was very knowledgeable even when answering questions.

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