Schrems II Update – AG’s Opinion Due by 12 December 2019

On 9 July 2019 the Court of Justice of the European Union heard the reference for a preliminary ruling from the Irish High Court on questions relating to the use of standard contractual clauses (“SCCs”) in relation to transfers of personal data to the United States of America.  Participants in these landmark proceedings included the Irish Data Protection Commission, Facebook, Maximilian Schrems, the Government of the United States of America, the European Commission, the European Parliament, the European Data Protection Board and certain Member States including Ireland, the UK, France, Germany and the Netherlands. The next step will be for the Advocate General to deliver his opinion, which is scheduled to take place on 12 December 2019.  The Court will make its decision within a few months of the AG’s opinion being delivered.  

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