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David Zetoony, Co-Chair of the firm's U.S. Data, Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice, focuses on helping businesses navigate data privacy and cyber security laws from a practical standpoint. David has helped hundreds of companies establish and maintain ongoing privacy and security programs, and he has defended corporate privacy and security practices in investigations initiated by the Federal Trade Commission, and other data privacy and security regulatory agencies around the world, as well as in class action litigation.

David receives regular recognitions from clients and peers for his knowledge and experience in the fields of data privacy and security. The National Law Journal named him a “Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Trailblazer,” JD Supra recognized him four times as one of the most widely read names when it comes to data privacy, cyber security, or the collection and use of data, and Lexology identified him six times as the top “legal influencer” in the area of technology, media, and telecommunications in the United States, the European Union, and in the context of cross-border transfers of information. He is the author of the American Bar Associations primary publication on the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and is writing the American Bar Associations primary publication on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

The following is part of Greenberg Traurig’s ongoing series analyzing cross-border data transfers in light of the new Standard Contractual Clauses approved by the European Commission in June of 2021.

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Overview of situation.  Company A in the EEA retains Company Z-1 in the US to process personal data.  Company Z-1 intends to

The following is part of Greenberg Traurig’s ongoing series analyzing cross-border data transfers in light of the new Standard Contractual Clauses approved by the European Commission in June of 2021.

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  • 1st Transfer: SCC Module 2. Initial cross-border transfer from EEA to Country Q utilizes the SCC Module 2 designed for transfers from

The following is part of Greenberg Traurig’s ongoing series analyzing cross-border data transfers in light of the new Standard Contractual Clauses, approved by the European Commission in June 2021.

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Transfers from EEA Controller to non-EEA Processor: Controller A (EEA)→Processor Z (US) →Processor X (US) →Controller A (EEA)
  • 1st Transfer: SCC Module 2. Initial cross-border transfer from EEA to United States utilizes the SCC Module 2 designed for transfers from

The following is part of Greenberg Traurig’s ongoing series analyzing cross-border data transfers in light of the new Standard Contractual Clauses, approved by the European Commission in June 2021.

Visual Summary
Transfers from EEA Controller to non-EEA Processor: Controller A (EEA)→ Processor Z (non-EEA) → Controller A (EEA)
  • 1st Transfer: SCC Module 2. Initial cross-border transfer from EEA to a non-EEA country utilizes the SCC Module 2 designed for transfers

The following is part of Greenberg Traurig’s ongoing series analyzing cross-border data transfers in light of the new Standard Contractual Clauses, approved by the European Commission in June 2021.

Visual Summary
Transfers from EEA Controller to non-EEA Processor: Controller A (EEA) → Processor Z (US) → Controller A (EEA)
  • 1st Transfer: SCC Module 2.  Initial cross-border transfer from EEA to United States utilizes SCC Module 2 designed for transfers from a

The following is part of Greenberg Traurig’s ongoing series analyzing cross-border data transfers in light of the new Standard Contractual Clauses approved by the European Commission in June 2021.

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  • Background. Company Z-1 and Company Z-2 are corporate affiliates who are under common ownership or control, but are separate legal entities. Data is

The following is part of Greenberg Traurig’s ongoing series analyzing cross-border data transfers in light of the new Standard Contractual Clauses approved by the European Commission in June 2021.

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Transfers from EEA Controller to EEA Processor: Controller (EEA)→ Processor (EEA) → Affiliated Processor (US)
  • Background. Company Z-1 and Company Z-2 are corporate affiliates under common ownership or control, but are separate legal entities. Data is being directly

The following is part of Greenberg Traurig’s ongoing series analyzing cross-border data transfers in light of the new Standard Contractual Clauses approved by the European Commission in June 2021.

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Controller (EEA) Processor (EEA) → Employee of Processor (non-EEA)
  • Background. Company Z is a European legal entity that does not have a legal presence in Country Q. Company Z has an employee

The following is part of Greenberg Traurig’s ongoing series analyzing cross-border data transfers in light of the new Standard Contractual Clauses approved by the European Commission in June of 2021.

Visual Implications
  • 1st SCC Module 1. Initial cross-border transfer from Company A to Company B utilizes the SCC Module 1 designed for transfers from

Consent plays a role in almost all modern privacy statutes. In some privacy statutes, like the GDPR, it can function as one of many lawful purposes to process data. In other privacy statutes, like the VCDPA and the CPA, it is mandated for certain types of data processing (e.g., sensitive category data processing).  How consent