Benefits of the Safe Harbor certification include:
- All 27 Member States of the European Union will be bound by the European Commission’s finding of adequacy
- Companies participating in the safe harbor will be deemed adequate and data flows to those companies will continue;
- Member State requirements for prior approval of data transfers either will be waived or approval will be automatically granted; and
- Claims brought by European citizens against U.S. companies will be heard in the U.S. subject to limited exceptions.