Biden Win Means Return of ‘U.S. as We Know It,’ EU Official Says

March 10, 2021, 3:07 PM

President Joe Biden’s victory over Donald Trump means “the U.S. as we know it is back,” according to the European Union official overseeing a key data-privacy pact with the new guard in Washington.

The Biden administration brings opportunities for a revamped trans-Atlantic data transfer system based on principles that include curbs on “disproportionate interferences with people’s privacy,” European Commission Vice-President Vera Jourova said at an online event on Wednesday.

Jourova’s comments follow a decision by the bloc’s top court last July to strike down the so-called Privacy Shield, an EU-back data transfer tool that thousands of companies relied on, ...

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