EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Frameworks

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LiveHire’s data processors, sub-processors and other vendors, have traditionally been certified by the EU-US Privacy Shield or Swiss-EU Privacy Shield, that secured unrestricted EU-US and Swiss-US data flows.

However, on 16 July 2020, the European Court of Justice struck down and invalided the EU-US Privacy Shield, in the case known as Schrems II (C-3111/18). While the US Department of Commerce continues to administer the scheme, LiveHire will no longer rely on EU-US Privacy Shield certifications for new vendors and will require all vendors located in jurisdictions without an ‘EU adequacy’ ruling to enter into a Data Processing Agreement containing the EU model clauses.

LiveHire will continue to monitor the response to Scherms II, including the ongoing negotiations between the US Department of Commerce and the European Commission; and we will make changes to our policies and contractual agreements, and publish updates online, as necessary.

Latest update: 25 April 2021