The European Commission has announced via a press release that it has reached an agreement with the United States that will make transatlantic personal data flows possible again. Such a framework was badly needed since the European Court of Justice annulled the legal basis of the safe harbor system which left everyone scratching their head on how EU personal data could still be processed in the US.
Last week the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rendered a judgment that has gotten quite some attention in mainstream media. The Court decided that an employer can indeed under certain circumstances monitor the electronic communications of its employees. This can however hardly be considered as a surprise.