Tag Archives: Safe Harbor

Proactive Approach to Cybersecurity Pays off in Ohio with New Data Protection Act

Last November, Taft’s Scot Ganow and Bill Wagner wrote on Ohio first-of-its kind state legislation which would provide companies a safe harbor from some litigation resulting from a data breach. This month, Governor John Kasich signed the Ohio Senate Bill 220, also known as the Ohio Data Protection Act, into law. The law goes into effect in November, and is aimed at providing entities conducting business in Ohio with special protection from litigation in the event of a … Read More

Article 29 Working Party Gives U.S./E.U. Time to Find Safe Harbor Alternative

The Article 29 Working Party recently issued a statement regarding the CJEU Max Schrems Safe Harbor case. It announced that the European Union and the United States will have until the end of January 2016 to find a political, technical, or legal solution to the now invalidated Safe Harbor agreement for transfer of data from the E.U. to the U.S.

The Working Party noted, however, that such transfers that are still taking place under the Safe Harbor after the CJEU … Read More

US/EU Safe Harbor Invalidated: Time for Model Contracts and Binding Corporate Rules

global techThe agreement that allowed the transfer of personal data between businesses in the United States and the European Union was invalidated by the European Court of Justice on October 6, 2015. This “safe harbor” agreement had been in place since 2000. The Court’s decision throws into doubt the data collection and transfer practices of countless US businesses.

The safe harbor agreement was necessary because, under the European Data Protection Directive, the US is not considered to be a country with … Read More