Transferring personal data to the US? Everything you need to know to avoid legal risks

The Austrian Max Schrems has once again been succesful in one of the many privacy lawsuits that he has regularly conducted over the past years. The consequences are significant this time. After the “Safe Harbor” system had already been brought down, the “Privacy Shield” has now also been brought to an end by Schrems (on perfectly logical grounds, by the way). 
The “Privacy Shield” between the EU and the US ensured that personal data could be exported securely and in compliance with GDPR to the United States by European companies. Many US cloud services, apps and software tools have relied on the Privacy Shield to offer their services to European customers in a legally compliant manner. Read more…