On his third working day as U.S. President, Donald J. Trump signed two executive orders relating to immigration and border protection. One of these, entitled "Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States," included a provision that will significantly affect the privacy practices of U.S. agencies with regard to the personal data of noncitizens. This represents a significant policy change in how the U.S. federal government promises to treat the personal information collected on noncitizens through programs outside of the intelligence community, including visas, refugee databases, and immigration records. Some have speculated that this order could “wreck Privacy Shield,” or affect the so-called Umbrella Agreement, which governs information sharing by law enforcement across the Atlantic. However, an IAPP Westin Research Center analysis of this executive order in relation to the Judicial Redress Act by Cobun Keegan, CIPM, CIPP/US, shows that Umbrella should be unaffected and that there is nothing that would directly affect Privacy Shield. For now.
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