PublishedOctober 13, 2015

Major Industry Groups Call For Guidance And Transition Period After Safe Harbour Ruling

Brussels, BELGIUM — More than 20 major industry groups are today sending a joint letter to European Commission President Juncker following the Court of Justice of the European Union’s (CJEU) recent invalidation of the EU Safe Harbour Decision.

The letter calls for a harmonised implementation of the judgment, legal guidance, and a sufficient transition period for companies and authorities to adapt their practices.  Finally, the letter underscores the importance to Europe’s economy of commercial data flows and calls for the conclusion of new and strengthened Safe Harbour framework.

The joint statement is signed by 23 associations representing a variety of industry sectors.  Signatories range from DIGITALEUROPE and CCIA Europe to the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) and the European Publishers Council (EPC).

The following can be attributed to CCIA Europe Director Christian Borggreen:

“The Safe Harbour ruling caught thousands of big and small companies off-guard and they are now scrambling to understand the legal implications and adapt their practises.  Companies need legal clarity, guidance, and time to put in place alternatives to Safe Harbour.”

“Commercial data flows are crucial for Europe’s economy and EU and U.S. negotiators must quickly agree on a strengthened Safe Harbour framework.”

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