EU-US Cross Border Transfers, Privacy Shield, Model Clauses, and Binding Corporate Rules
Program Number: 2652
Presenter: Carolyn Krampitz, Esq., David A. Zetoony, Esq.
Multinational companies and United States-based service providers have long struggled with transferring information from the European Union to the United States, and balancing legal compliance with practical need. With the invalidation of the Safe Harbor in 2015, the struggle became even more difficult. Although there remains uncertainty concerning how long the different methods for transferring information will continue to be recognized, with the approval of Privacy Shield, we have finally reached at least a temporary period of stability. This program covers the legal and regulatory issues involved with transferring information from the European Union to the United States, and discusses the three methods that are recognized for doing so: The Privacy Shield, standard model clauses, and binding corporate rules.
Note: The Privacy Shield after the Safe Harbor is also the subject of a recent program, EU-U.S. Data Transfer—Life after the Safe Harbor under the “Privacy Shield” (2605), available now on