French GDPR decision challenges US surveillance powers

03/04/2021 | Pinsent Masons

A recent decision by the Conseil d’État, the French Council of State has ruled that organisations may use legal and technical safeguards in order to meet obligations under the EU General Data Protection Regulation to prevent US authorities from accessing personal data stored with their outsourcing partners. The ruling is an important follow-up to the Court of Justice of the European Union ruling in the Schrems II case last year. 

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