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Major privacy law changes: What Schrems 2 means for Australian organisations

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On-demand webinar

Australia | 1 CPD point

On July 16, the Court of Justice of the European Union made its final ruling in Case C-311/18, Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland & Schrems, known as Schrems 2.

The judgment has important implications for Australian entities who exchange personal information with entities in the EU/EEA. Any contracts that incorporate the EU’s Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) may need to be reviewed.

While EU-US Privacy Shield has been completely invalidated, the SCCs remain valid. However, the court has emphasised obligations on the parties to the SCCs and Data Protection Authorities which have the potential to restrict when they can be used.

Join us for a webinar where our international data privacy group will analyse the judgment and discuss its implications for business in Australia.

Please click here to read our London data privacy team's summary of the ruling, including observations on the impact of the decision.

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