Schrems II Data Transfer Decision: What It Means for Workday Customers

At Workday, privacy protections have been a fundamental component of our services since day one. Our commitment to protecting our customers’ data isn’t limited by a geographical border or region, and extends to ensure we keep pace with—and are often the first to certify to—global privacy standards.

Today, a significant update regarding the validity of data transfer mechanisms was announced by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) as a result of what has become known as the “Schrems II” case. 

The outcome will have little practical impact on Workday customers. While companies may no longer use Privacy Shield as a data transfer mechanism for personal data from the European Economic Area to the United States, Workday employs other valid data transfer mechanisms not affected by today’s ruling. And as a privacy leader, we will continue to evolve and offer new data transfer mechanisms to customers as they become available.

We know this shift might raise additional questions from our customers who share our commitment to upholding the highest levels of data protection. To help provide clarity on what this ruling means, and what to expect from Workday in our ongoing commitment to data privacy protections, we wanted

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