European Commission conducting ‘preparatory work’ in case CJEU invalidates EU-US Privacy Shield

According to Euractiv, the European Commission is preparing for the eventuality that the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) may invalidate the EU-US Privacy Shield data-sharing agreement. On July 16, the CJEU will rule on the legality of Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) as a legitimate way of transferring data outside of the EU while respecting EU data protection laws. This ruling could have implications on the validity of EU-US Privacy Shield. Commissioner Reynders said the Commission was conducting “preparatory works about the different possibilities that will result from the decision of the court.”