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    Navigating Schrems II international data challenges

    Navigate Schrems II

    Navigate Schrems II

    We can help you manage your Schrems II business needs.

    We have the bench of qualified data protection and cyber professionals, on hand to meet your Schrems II business needs.

    What is Schrems II?

    Schrems II is a colloquialism used to describe a case ruled on by the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) in 2020. In its judgment, the court identified shortcomings with the existing EU SCCs that the European Commission previously developed, and it confirmed the due diligence exercise businesses must complete to satisfy themselves that their data transfers arrangements will comply with the EU GDPR.

    The Impact for business

    The Schrems II ruling increases the burden of responsibility for businesses and has a wide-ranging impact on those with international operations, supply-chains and corporate partners. Businesses that have relied on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield for transferring data can no longer do so and any data exporter looking to use SCCs or other instruments must assess whether the law of the destination country may hinder the ability of the recipient to handle the data safely.

    Potential actions for businesses include:


    Reviewing their own mechanisms for the transfer of data which may potentially pass between EEA and US jurisdictions


    Understanding their supply-chain’s management of their data and whether it violates GDPR, following the Schrems II findings


    Ensuring that contracts are compliant, and data related risks have been mitigated

    Pinsent Masons flexibility in delivery is unique among legal services providers. Our blend of the highest quality legal resources and technology will build and deliver the right Schrems II solution for your business.

    How we can support you:

    Businesses are seeking legal assurances that the data they transfer internationally complies with Schrems II. Pinsent Masons delivers blended, flexible, cost-effective support, drawing resource from the highest quality lawyers, paralegals, and professional services.

    Benefits for your business:

    Flexibility based on your needs

    Flex delivery based on scope/demand, utilising our law firm and Vario professional services lines.

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    Improve internal processes now and for the future, by streamlining BAU activities and developing playbooks.

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