Prohibition of data transfer to United States: the short-circuit of decision “Schrems II”

Privacy in Europe is a very serious matter, and we can only be happy and proud of this.

Protecting personal data of an individual means to safeguard a person in his/her deepest values and to avoid it becoming a commodity in the hands of governments and industry.

Unfortunately, not every extra-European country offers the same guarantees and for this reason the GDPR includes limitation in exporting data to third countries. Such transfer can happen essentially only if the country is considered safe by the European Commission or if the subject importing data commits itself to respect certain pre-set clauses, the so-called SCC (Standard Contractual Clauses)

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