In a column for Lawfare, former U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence Director Robert Litt, who played a role in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield negotiations, says the agreement "remains strong." In response to concerns expressed by Sidley Austin's Cam Kerry that actions by the Trump administration are threatening the agreement, Litt writes, "While the President's ignorance, incompetence and vanity have no doubt damaged relations with our European allies, it is important that our allies be assured that the Privacy Shield is unaffected." He points out the current administration has not altered any of the tenants underlying the framework. "In short," he writes, "whatever differences between Europe and the current administration may arise, the fundamental bases of the Privacy Shield remain unchanged." Editor's Note: The IAPP recently featured an update on the forthcoming annual review of Shield.
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