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Big Data transfers in the absence of Safe Harbor

Nina Marot, Dr Bostjan Makarovic

20.05.2015

Safe Harbor is a data transfer mechanism for United States companies to ease the transfer of personal data between the EU and the US.

At the moment the future of Safe Harbor is anything but certain. It s currently being reviewed by the Court of Justice of the European Union; the mechanism is being politically challenged and is undergoing a process of re-negotiation, with EU Regulators wishing to make it more secure. 

This paper reviews which data transfer mechanisms remain available for US companies wishing to transfer high volumes of personal or 'big' data, should they no longer be able to adhere to Safe Harbor principles. 

Part of the Technology and Regulation series. 

 
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