Schrems II: 90% of Organisations Are Searching For A New Defensible Business Position For Lawful Cloud Processing

Over 1800 executives, general counsels, and privacy professionals from 59 countries and over 1700 different organisations signed up to participate in a panel presented by Anonos last week on 29 October, 2020. The panel covered the Schrems II decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidating the Privacy Shield for lawful international data transfer. Representatives from the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), Promontory, Cooley, fieldfisher and Anonos led the discussion to educate and inform participants on how to bring their organisations into compliance with the new Schrems II ruling.

Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) offered by US and other non-EU service providers are not enough to make Cloud, SaaS, outsourcing and other solutions lawful after Schrems II, and new technically-enforced “Additional Safeguards” are also now required to comply. The panelists discussed the fact that, despite some confusion in the industry, Additional Safeguards do exist and are available.


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