The future of transatlantic data transfers was the topic du jour Tuesday for U.S. government officials in the White House, State Department and U.S. House of Representatives. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and EU Chief Executive Jean-Claude Juncker spoke over the phone about the need for a new agreement. U.S. Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda spoke in Brussels, Belgium, Tuesday about the U.S. privacy framework and surveillance reform. And in two separate hearings—held by the House Energy and Commerce Committee and House Judiciary Committee—representatives from industry, advocacy and academia testified about the need for a new data-transfer agreement between the U.S. and EU. Jedidiah Bracy, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, sifted through it all so you don’t have to.
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