Shannon Yavorsky

Partner

San Francisco


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Shannon K. Yavorsky is a leading authority on U.S. and European data privacy and security issues. She is uniquely qualified in California, England and Wales and Ireland, bringing a deep understanding of the increasingly complex global privacy and data security regulatory landscape.

Shannon routinely advises clients on a broad range of U.S. and European data privacy and cybersecurity issues. She advises on emerging issues surrounding the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the e-Privacy Directive. Shannon helps clients undertake comprehensive privacy and cybersecurity assessments worldwide, evaluate privacy and security risks in corporate transactions, and draft and negotiate contracts concerning data-related vendors and arrangements. She also advises and represents clients on cross-border data transfers, data breaches and developing global privacy compliance programs. She has significant experience with model contract clauses, privacy policies, website terms and conditions, data processing agreements, and self-certifying to the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks.

In addition to the GDPR and CCPA, Shannon advises on an array of privacy and security laws and regulations, including the FCRA, ECPA, TCPA, HIPAA, CAN-SPAM, GLBA, state breach notification laws, and self-regulatory frameworks, including those covering online advertising and payment card processing. 

Shannon’s clients are multinational clients across diverse industry sectors, with an emphasis on technology, financial services, retail, staffing, advertising, healthcare, and automotive.

Posts by: Shannon Yavorsky

Privacy Shield Sunk – SCCs Treading Water: What Can Companies Do to Keep Their Head Above Water

Today the European Court of Justice (CJEU) published its highly anticipated judgement in the case of Data Protection Commissioner Ireland v Facebook Ireland Limited, Maximillian Schrems, colloquially known as “Schrems 2.0”. There were three key elements to the decision: READ MORE

Schrems 2.0 – The Next Big Blow for EU-US Data Flows? – What to Expect on Thursday, July 16th

Whatever the outcome of Schrems 2.0, the key takeaway is, don’t panic.

Tomorrow, July 16, 2020, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) is expected to rule in the case of Data Protection Commissioner Ireland v Facebook Ireland Limited, Maximillian Schrems, colloquially known as “Schrems 2.0”.

The main ingredients haven’t changed much for this long-awaited sequel to the decision that invalidated the Safe Harbor regime in 2015: Austrian data protection activist Max Schrems, Facebook Ireland, Ltd, and another commonly used international personal data transfer mechanism on the chopping block for invalidation.

This time around the court is considering the validity of the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) adopted by the European Commission, which goes beyond EU-U.S. transfers and could affect most agreements governing data sharing between the EU and the rest of the world. Regardless of the outcome, tomorrow’s decision is going to have a profound impact on the way international data transfers are treated for years to come – but the key takeaway is not to panic. In this blog post, we have set out the three potential rulings open to the CJEU and what steps you can take to following such a ruling. READ MORE