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Privacy Shield Invalidated by Top EU Court; Standard Contractual Clauses Upheld (But There Are Still Major Challenges Ahead)

July 16, 2020

Organizations that transfer personal data from the European Union on the basis of the EU Commission-approved Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) may be breathing a sigh of relief on hearing that the SCCs have been upheld by the EU’s top court, the Court of Justice of the European Union in its decision in the Schrems II case.   However, the 5,378 US organizations that have certified to Privacy Shield will be deeply disappointed that the Court has invalidated Privacy Shield with immediate effect, just as it did Safe Harbor in 2015. 
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Mintz Member and Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Division Michael Renaud was quoted in an article published by Bloomberg Law on the Federal Circuit’s recent decision in Godo Kaisha IP Bridge I v. TCL Commc’n Tech. Holdings Ltd. and its potential impact on owners of standard essential patents
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Mintz Of Counsel Angela Kung was featured as a 2020 D.C. Rising Star by The National Law Journal. In her Q&A profile, Ms. Kung discussed her biggest accomplishment in practice, most valuable lesson from her first year practicing law, greatest lawyer mentor, and key to success.



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