Safe harbour – ECJ says not safe enough

Posted: 7th October 2015

Data stickThe ruling by the European Court of Justice that Safe Harbour (the protocol that protects data transferred abroad) is inadequate will come as something of a shock to many businesses.

Data transfer outside the UK is commonplace, and can present significant data security issues. However, many firms that have data covered by the Data Protection Act 1998 may be unaware that their data are stored outside the  UK.

There is little doubt that such a politically sensitive issue will lead to a resolution in the form of revised regulations in due course. In the meantime, if you are concerned about your compliance with data protection law, contact us.