Safe Harbour No Longer Safe: Israeli DPA Response

Mirkwood Evans Vincent data transfer

On 20th October, we reported the decision of the European Court of Justice decision that the existence of the “safe harbour” agreements operated by the US Federal Trade Commission were no longer grounds for validating the transfer of Mr Schrem’s data from Facebook Ireland to Facebook in the US.

That decision was published on 7th October. Be aware that on 9th October, the Israeli Data Protection Authority ruled that it would no longer transfer data from Israel to the US on the basis of the Safe Harbour agreements.

See our advice of 20th October for alternative contractual options to support “safe” data transfers.