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In a mixed-bag judgment delivered on Thursday, Europe’s highest court gave its blessing to the mechanisms used by companies to transfer European personal data around the world but struck down a major data protection deal agreed between the U.S. and the EU just four years ago, known as the Privacy Shield.

Linda A. Thompson

Linda A. Thompson is the Brussels-based correspondent for Law.com International. She writes about legal and regulatory issues related to the EU and the European Commission, as well as about lawyers and legal issues in Belgium, Luxembourg and The Netherlands. Her coverage includes the business of law at global and domestic law firms and in-house legal departments. and the impact of regulatory decisions on law firms and global companies. She can be reached at [email protected]

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