A new safe ports agreement is being negotiated between the EU and the US and has been under negotiation for two years following Snowden`s revelations. On 6 October 2015, the European Court of Justice issued a judgment declaring the European Commission`s 2000/520/EC decision of 26 July 2000 “regarding the adequacy of the protection of safe harbor principles and the frequently asked questions by the US Department of Commerce” “invalid”. Under this decision, the US and EU Safe Harbor framework is not a valid mechanism for meeting EU data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the European Union to the Us. Now that the 2000 agreement has been declared invalid, U.S. companies – including Google, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft – can no longer rely on self-certification and must each time try to obtain standard contract clauses. These agreements allow the transmission of data outside Europe. The Safe Harbor Agreement between the EC and the US Government essentially promised to protect the data of EU citizens if it was transferred to the US by US companies. Since then, in accordance with EU rules on the referral of “prejudice decision” to the Court of Justice, the Irish data protection monitor must “… Examine Mr.
Schrems` case “with the utmost care” and … decide whether … the transmission of the personal data of European subscribers to Facebook to the United States should be suspended.”  EU regulators have stated that if the ECJ and the US do not negotiate a new system within three months, companies could face complaints from European data protection authorities. On October 29, 2015, a new “Safe Harbour 2.0” agreement appeared to be close to being concluded.  However, CommissionerJourova expects the United States to act next.  American NGOs quickly expanded the importance of the decision.  The European Court of Justice has ruled that the “safe harbor” agreement, which allowed the transfer of data from European citizens to the United States, is no longer valid. But what does this mean for the World`s Facebook, Google and Microsoft? 6 October 2015: The European Court of Justice (ECJ) released the much-anticipated ruling in the Schrems case (C-362/14) and found that legislation allowing public authorities to access the content of electronic communications on a general basis, b) that a secure port system allows disruption, U.S. authorities with fundamental rights of persons, and (c) that the existence of a Commission decision cannot remove or even reduce the powers of national supervisory authorities, and (d) that supervisory authorities are effectively required to review relevant complaints with the necessary diligence, but (e) that the ECJ alone is entitled to declare: that an act of the Union, such as . B a decision of the Commission, is invalid.