The Technical Fix for International Data Transfers: A Word of Caution

In today’s interconnected world, data sharing has never been more essential. So, when the EU’s Court of Justice ruled that the Privacy Shield framework is invalid, and therefore data transfers from the EU to the US are no longer justifiable, it called into question how contractual and technical safeguards could legitimize such data sharing.

In this paper, originally written for the Privacy & Data Protection Journal, you’ll explore:

  • The principles of two technical safeguards – pseudonymization and split- or multi-party processing
  • The European Data Protection Board (EDPB)’s recommendations for data teams about implementing these techniques
  • What is really expected from these techniques to legitimatize data sharing practices across jurisdictions.