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Daily Dashboard | European Commission publishes FAQ on EU-US Data Privacy Framework, and other updates Related reading: OCR issues rule for reproductive health care under HIPAA



  • An FAQ on the adequacy decision for the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework published by the European Commission covers details of the framework, including criteria to assess adequacy, limitations and safeguards to data access by U.S. intelligence agencies, the framework's new redress mechanism and how individuals can use it, and more.
  • In a blog post for the Cross-Border Data Forum, Chair of Law and Ethics at the Georgia Tech School of Cybersecurity and Privacy Peter Swire, CIPP/US, commented on the designation of the EU and European Economic Area as "qualifying states" under U.S. President Joe Biden's executive order. "This designation is crucial, because none of the safeguards in the Framework apply unless the intelligence services of these European countries provide sufficient privacy safeguards for Americans," he said. 
  • In a statement, Biden said he welcomed the adequacy decision, noting it reflects the U.S. and EU's "joint commitment to strong data privacy protections and will create greater economic opportunities for our countries and companies on both sides of the Atlantic." 

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