Difficulties often manifest themselves in transferring data from the ‘safe’ EU to the ‘unsafe’ US. Difficulties also exist with US law enforcement authority requests for access to such data, which is often not permitted under EU law. Jana Fuchs, an Associate with Bryan Cave LLP, examines the problem
and potential solutions.

When a Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) is finally able to check the box to ‘implement sufficient EU data protection adequacy measures for data transfers,’ nerves are often frayed and a level of frustration remains. For global companies, the path to centralise data management (e.g., allowing HR or customer data to be transferred and controlled in ‘unsafe’ countries such as the US) exists, but traversing it can be rocky

Please click here to read the full article. This article first appeared in the July 2014 edition of Data Protection Law & Policy.