US government lawyers have said it is critically important its views are taken into account when the High Court finalises the questions to be decided by the EU Court of Justice about the way EU citizens’ data is transferred to other countries.
12 October 2017 The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, published, on 3 October 2017, the general scheme of the Communications (Retention of Data) Bill 2017 (‘the Draft Bill’), following its approval by the Cabinet.
On October 3 rd , 2017, the Irish High Court issued a decision to refer questions on the adequacy of standard contractual clauses (SCC) to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). This decision (which is already being referred to as the “Schrems 2.0 case” named after its plaintiff, Maximilian Schrems) follows a similar case that was brought before the Irish High Court in 2014 which ultimately resulted in a decision of the CJEU invalidating the Safe Harbour agreement between the United States and Europe.
In a long-awaited decision on whether and how Europeans’ private data can be protected from the roving eyes of the NSA, the Irish Commercial High Court this morning declared that “standard contractual clauses” —the procedure that tech companies like Facebook use to try to satisfy European privacy laws—should be reviewed by the European Union’s top court, the Court of Justice (CJEU).
The oversight court for the UK’s intelligence agencies has said Europe’s top court should rule on the legality of powers that give the country’s spies the ability to collect and interrogate various forms of data in bulk (aka mass surveillance).
Dominic Raab’s comment comes on day that policy papers repeat government’s insistence that authority of ECJ ends in March 2019.
Legal analysis of opinion of Court of Justice of European Union (CJEU) regarding agreement between Canada and the European Union on the transfer and processing of Passenger Name Record data.
The UK parliament must be “very clear” about the extent to which judges should rely on future decisions of the European courts after Brexit, the country’s top judge has said.
Today, the Court of Justice of the European Union gave its opinion on the proposed agreement between the EU and Canada on the transfer and processing of passenger name record data in Opinion 1-15 . The opinion of the CJEU was that the agreement could not proceed without significant amendment.
The top EU Court has struck down an EU-Canada agreement on the processing of airline passenger records. The Passenger Name Record agreement mandated data retention and permitted the bulk transfer of personal data provided by passengers booking a flight.