BCS publishes guidelines for UK tech businesses affected by EU-US Privacy Shield ruling

The British Computer Society (BCS) has released a set of guidelines for UK tech companies to follow in light of a recent ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that has declared the EU-US Privacy Shield agreement invalid.

The Privacy Shield agreement was put in place to guarantee safe transmission of data between the EU and the US. However, the ‘Schrems 2’ ruling in the ECJ agrees with the Austrian activist Max Schrems that the EU Privacy Shield does not provide for adequate protection of EU data. In view of these developments, BCS has published 10 actions for companies, particularly SMEs, to make sure they are able to continue their businesses that may otherwise be negatively affected by the ruling.

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