Miriam Wugmeister and Julie O'Neill spoke to Law360 for a breakdown of the major privacy and cybersecurity policies that a Biden administration could implement when he takes office in January.
Miriam mentioned that restoring a replacement for the Privacy Shield, which the European Union’s highest court invalidated in July, will be a priority for the Biden administration.
“In order for the Privacy Shield to be renegotiated, the U.S. must have an administration that is interested in enhancing global trade and is seeking to facilitate global interoperability among the privacy laws,” Miriam said. “While the Biden administration will have many priorities, enabling the exchange of information between the EU and the U.S. will likely be on the list.”
Julie added: “Democrats have historically taken a more active enforcement role with respect to consumer protection, including privacy enforcement, and I expect we would see the same under a Biden administration."
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