What the Privacy Shield judgment means for your business email activities

In July 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) revoked the Privacy Shield. This shocking judgment resulted in a ban on EU-USA data transfers, with massive consequences for every business using tools that transfer customer data from the EU to the USA.

How to keep your emails GDPR compliant:

Continue using current provider

Request your current email provider to comply with the terms of the GDPR (no more EU-U.S. data exchange)

Switch to an EU-based provider

Choose an alternative within the European Union, there are plenty!

Flowmailer is a GDPR compliant transactional email / SMTP service.

Do nothing?

When you decide to continue using USA-based tools, it can eventually result in a GDPR fine.

Other tools that are subject to the judgment

Guaranteed EU data storage with Flowmailer

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Being GDPR compliant means more than just being EU-based

Self-Managed Infrastructure

Our complete infrastructure is managed exclusively by our in-house experts. No third-party can access your data without permission, granted via annex II of our Data Processor Agreement. Data processed by Flowmailer is stored in three redundant data warehouses, to guarantee a stable service and high availability. Every inch of data is managed by Flowmailer, making our service 100% GDPR compliant.

Data Transfers between EU countries

Any company domiciled in the European Union is entitled to transfer personal data through Flowmailer under the same rules as if it were to transfer data within their country (i.e. BDSG).
Under GDPR, companies are thus allowed to use services from elsewhere in the European Union, unless they use third-party apps to provide their services. Read our analysis on "Life after Privacy Shield" to learn more about European email services »

ISO27001 Certification

ISO27001 is a specification for an information security management system (ISMS). An ISMS is a framework of policies and procedures that includes all legal, physical and technical controls involved in an organisation's information risk management processes to protect an organization's information in a systematic and cost-effective way. Flowmailer has been ISO27001 certified for years, meaning our platform & data security has always been high-level.

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Statement by the CJEU

Case C-311/18 - Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland and Maximillian Schrems

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About FISA 702

Learn exactly why the CJEU decided to revoke the Privacy Shield because of FISA 702

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