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Europe Data Protection Digest | The latest on the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework Related reading: MedData data breach lawsuit settled for $7M



  • The U.S. took the latest step forward in finalizing a new EU-U.S. data flow agreement. U.S. President Joe Biden issued the long-awaited executive order mandating new legal safeguards over U.S. national security agencies' access and use of EU and U.S. personal data. The process of finalizing the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework now falls to the European Commission, which will begin a ratification process that may take up to six months. IAPP Staff Writer Joe Duball reports on the executive order and how it's being received by EU and U.S. stakeholders.
  • The executive order “clears a path for trans-Atlantic business and diplomacy,” IAPP Chief Knowledge Officer Caitlin Fennessy, CIPP/US, writes. Fennessy's analysis provides an initial look at what the new rules in the executive order say, how they work and what comes next as the adequacy review process proceeds. Meanwhile, Fennessy hosted a LinkedIn Live on the release with the Future of Privacy Forum's Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna, Alston & Bird's Peter Swire, CIPP/US, and American University's Alex Joel, CIPP/G, CIPP/US.
  • Université Grenoble Alpes' Théodore Christakis, Georgetown University Law Center's Kenneth Propp, and Peter Swire outline the redress mechanism offered in the executive order, the effective powers of the Data Protection Review Court and if these U.S. legal mechanisms "meet the 'independence' and 'binding' requirements of EU law." 

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