EU and US Reach Data Transfer Agreement ‘In Principle’


U.S. President Joe Biden and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced Friday that the U.S. and EU have reached a new trans-Atlantic data flow agreement in principle. Though the details about the deal are not yet known, in a press conference, Biden said, “Today we have agreed to unprecedented protections for data privacy and security for our citizens. This new arrangement will enhance the Privacy Shield framework, promote growth and innovation in Europe and in the United States and help companies, both small and large, compete in the digital economy.” Von der Leyen added, “This will enable predictable and trustworthy data flows between the EU and US, safeguarding privacy and civil liberties.” IAPP Editorial Director Jedidiah Bracy, CIPP, has the details.
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