Responding to today's opinion of the Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) that Data Protection Authorities in EU member states may overrule a formal Decision of the European Commission, Antony Walker, Deputy CEO of techUK, commented:
"Disruption to international data flows could hurt the UK's digital economy. The approach that Europe takes to how data flows in and out of the EU will impact the global ambitions of data-driven companies in the UK and right across Europe. Thousands of companies, employing tens of thousands of people in the UK alone, rely upon Safe Harbour every day, for example to move HR data between their European and US operations. President Juncker's ambition to achieve a true Digital Single Market for growth and jobs will be underpinned or undermined by the EU's approach to data."
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