Commenting on the decision of the Irish High Court to refer the Schrems II case to the CJEU Antony Walker, techUK Deputy CEO, said:
“The Irish High Court decision to refer the Schrems II case to the Court of Justice of the European Union is hugely significant.
This ruling could have substantial implications because it highlights the question of the validity of Standard Contractual Clauses, for organisations when transferring data from the EU to ‘third countries’.
As the UK considers its own future data transfer agreements post-Brexit, the legal uncertainty caused by this referral demonstrates the importance of establishing a secure and robust legal mechanism to transfer personal data between the UK and the EU. An agreement, based on adequacy, is in the mutual interest of both parties to ensure stability and certainty for the future of UK-EU data flows.”