Every so often, headlines appear before our eyes saying that the end of the internet as we know it is coming. One of the occasions when its imminent death was foretold was in the Schrems case when the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union was presented as a watershed that would change the way digital companies operate. Some time has passed since the judgment – today we have the opportunity to verify that it does not look like the internet is going to change. What is the significance of the Schrems cases for the digital sector? What do they actually change and why is the issue of international data transfers so important?
Dr. Laura Drechsler, the researcher at KU Leuven, who addresses the issue of rights in international data transfers in her analyses, talks about international data transfers, presented as a game changer for big tech companies. The episode is hosted by Dr. Joanna Mazur, a DELab UW analyst and assistant professor at the UW Faculty of Management. Topics of the podcast include:
- the definition of international data transfers,
- ways of solving the difficulties of having to distinguish between personal and non-personal data,
- the economic and social importance of solutions,
- challenges faced by service users,
- the grounds for lawful data transfers,
- Schrems I and Schrems II cases,
- evaluation of current solutions.