Answer given by Mr Reynders on behalf of the European Commission
The Commission is a party in the two cases pending before the Court of Justice of the European Union that are relevant to the Privacy Shield (T-738-16, La Quadrature du Net and C-311/18, Schrems II). While the Commission cannot predict the outcome of this litigation, it is looking into possible scenarios.
In doing so, the Commission is in contact with stakeholders, including the United States authorities. In parallel, the Commission continues to work on alternative instruments for international transfers of personal data, including by reviewing the existing Standard Contractual Clauses.