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Webinar | The European Court of Justice's Safe Harbour Decision: Consequences and Practical Guidance for HR

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Past event
14 December 2015, 16:30 - 17:30 UTC +00:00

The CMS Employment & Pensions and TMC Practice Groups are delighted to invite you to our joint webinar on the implications of the European Court of Justice's Safe Harbour Decision across various EU jurisdictions.

On 6 October 2015, the European Court of Justice delivered its judgment on the "Schrems vs Facebook" case, ruling that European internet users’ personal data are not adequately protected against access by US surveillance agencies. In doing so it declared the "Safe Harbour" scheme, which had established simplified procedures for transferring data to the US, invalid.

The ruling has far-reaching implications for companies in the US and Europe undertaking transatlantic transfers of employee data. The Article 29 Working Party, a number of national data protection authorities and the Commission issued statements providing – in part inconsistent – views and preliminary guidance on the impact of the European Court of Justice's Decision at both European and national level.

What has happened since then? Have the national data protection authorities strictly followed the Commission’s position? What should international employers do to mitigate legal risks?

From a CMS-wide perspective, the webinar outlines the consequences of the decision for the world of HR, gives an overview of selected national particularities in responding to the decision and provides practical solutions and guidance for the time being.

The CMS expert panelists for this webinar include:

  • Emma Burnett (CMS UK)
  • Eva Cassinello Herrera (CMS Spain)
  • Tom de Cordier (CMS Belgium)
  • Carsten Domke (CMS Germany)
  • Marton Domokos (CMS Hungary)
  • Caroline Froger-Michon (CMS France)
  • Christopher Jordan (CMS Germany)
  • Christian Runte (CMS Germany)
  • Anne-Laure Villedieu (CMS France)

The webinar's agenda covers as below:

  • The ECJ Safe Harbour Decision
  • Consequences for the world of HR
  • The view of national data protection authorities in selected EU member states
  • Practical solutions and conclusion
  • Q&A

The session will last 1 hour. Participation is free of charge, but is limited to the number of internet connections. Details of audio and visual connections will be provided upon registration.


Portrait ofEmma Burnett
Emma Burnett
Portrait ofTom De Cordier
Tom De Cordier
Portrait ofCarsten Domke
Carsten Domke, LL.M., Maître en Droit
Portrait ofMárton Domokos
Márton Domokos
Co-ordinator of the CEE Data Protection Practice, CMNO
Portrait ofAnne-Laure Villedieu
Anne-Laure Villedieu
Portrait ofChristian Runte
Christian Runte
Portrait ofChristopher Jordan
Dr. Christopher Jordan
Portrait ofFroger-Michon Caroline
Caroline Froger-Michon
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