Data Privacy in the U.S. and EU After Schrems II: Ensuring Compliance With Data Transfers Between the EU and U.S.

Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Wednesday, March 17, 2021

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Course Materials

This CLE course will guide counsel on the Schrems II decision and what it means for both U.S. and EU companies. The panel will discuss how the decision will impact global data transfers and data transfer mechanisms. The panel will offer practical steps for businesses to consider.


In Schrems II, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) invalidated the Privacy Shield Framework, concluding that U.S. laws do not ensure an adequate level of protection for EU personal data. While the level of protection need not be identical, it must be essentially equivalent to the protections provided under EU law, and the CJEU determined that the Privacy Shield did not meet this standard.

The Schrems II decision impacts all companies that transfer personal data to the U.S. from the EU using the Privacy Shield Framework and Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs). Although the Privacy Shield was invalidated, SCCs remain a valid transfer mechanism, but are subject to additional requirements. As a result, these companies must adapt their processes and procedures to ensure compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation and avoid penalties.

Listen as our authoritative panel discusses the Schrems II decision and the practical impact it is having on both U.S. and EU companies. The panel will discuss how the decision is impacting global data transfers and data transfer mechanisms. The panel will share their practical experience of how businesses are addressing these difficult issues.



  1. Schrems II decision
  2. Implications of the decision for transferring data between the U.S. and EU
    1. Privacy Shield
    2. SCCs
  3. Guidance
    1. Dep't of Commerce
    2. European Data Protection Board
  4. Best practices for transferring data


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • Implications of the CJEU's Schrems II decision for U.S. companies
  • The Privacy Shield and SCCs
  • Steps companies should take to protect data transfers from the EU


Fey, Laura
Laura Clark Fey, CIPP/US; CIPP/E; CIPM


Ms. Fey utilizes her deep expertise and experience in data privacy and cybersecurity, eDiscovery and legal holds,...  |  Read More

Serwin, Andrew
Andrew B. (Andy) Serwin

Partner; U.S. Chair and Global Co-Chair, Data Protection, Privacy and Security Practice; U.S. Chair and Global Co-Chair, Cybersecurity Practice
DLA Piper

Mr. Serwin is one of the preeminent privacy and security practitioners in the world. He offers clients the practical...  |  Read More

Treacy, Bridget
Bridget Treacy

Hunton Andrews Kurth

Ms. Treacy leads the firm’s UK Privacy and Cybersecurity practice. Her practice focuses on all aspects of...  |  Read More

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