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EU, U.S. Initiate Talks on Potential ‘Enhanced’ Privacy Shield

IAPP

10 Aug 2020

Bob Litt spoke to the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) for an article covering the announcement from the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission that they have initiated discussions to evaluate the potential for an enhanced EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework to comply with the Court of Justice of the European Union’s judgement in the Schrems II case.

“It is good that negotiations have restarted because a political solution is the only way to reconcile the competing interests of commerce privacy and national security,” Bob said. “There is a lot the U.S. can do without legislation by way of transparency, some enhanced procedures, and a stronger and more independent redress regime, but the EU must recognize that we have a different legal system. And it’s important that companies affected by this decision on both sides of the Atlantic get involved and have their voices heard.”

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