Privacy Shield Framework logo under magnifying glass by Marco Verch

Privacy Shield Framework logo under magnifying glass by Marco Verch


The LawBytes Podcast, Episode 62: Colin Bennett on What the Schrems II Decision Means for Global Data Transfers and Canadian Privacy Law

The Schrems II decision, a recent European Court of Justice ruling that declares the Privacy Shield program that facilitates data transfers between the EU and the United States invalid, has major implications for modern commercial data related activities such as cross-border data transfers. The decision will reverberate in countries around the world, including Canada. For example, Canadian privacy law was found many years ago to meet the EU’s adequacy standard, but the Schrems II may call that into question.

Colin Bennett is a political science professor at the University of Victoria and one of Canada’s leading privacy experts. He has written multiple books on privacy and surveillance and focuses on the development and implementation of privacy protection policies at the domestic and international levels. He joins the podcast to discuss the Schrems II decision and what it means for global data transfers and the future of Canada’s privacy law framework.

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Show Notes:

Colin Bennett, The Schrems II Decision: Implications and Challenges for Canada


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  1. Canadian privacy law is such an interesting topic. Loved listening to this.

  2. It was helpful to have the opinion of one of the leading Canadian experts. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Great content, thanks for letting us know about this.