On 7 October, the Atlantic Council published a post about an Executive Order which is the next step toward establishing a new EU-US Data Privacy Framework (DPF), which will secure the free flow of personal data and thus underpins the US-EU commercial relationship.  It replaces the 2016 US-EU Privacy Shield agreement, which, according to the ECJ, failed to protect the EU citizens’ data from US government surveillance.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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