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EDPB Document – Frequently Asked Questions on the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union in Case C-311/18 - Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland Ltd and Maximillian Schrems


By its judgment of the 16th of July 2020 in Case C-113/18, the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidates the Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/1250 of 12 July 2016 pursuant to Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the adequacy of the protection provided by the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield.

Following the judgment of the CJEU in Case C-113/18, the European Data Protection Board adopted the document “Frequently Asked Questions” in order to provide initial clarifications and preliminary guidance to interested parties on the use of legal instruments for the transfer of personal data to third countries, including the USA. It should be noted that this document will be supplemented by additional guidance, as the Board will continue to examine and evaluate the judgment of the CJEU.

The document “Frequently Asked Questions” issued by the European Data Protection Board in available in Romanian and in English.