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Former Chief Privacy Officer to Oversee EU-US Data Flows Policy (1)

Jan. 21, 2021, 7:06 PM; Updated: Jan. 21, 2021, 11:06 PM

A former corporate privacy chief is overseeing the Biden administration’s policy work on data flows from the European Union to the U.S.

Christopher Hoff is the new deputy assistant secretary for services in the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration, according to a LinkedIn profile and online government staff listing.

The post makes him the primary point of contact for negotiations to replace a tool governing transatlantic data transfers that a European court toppled in July.

Hoff most recently served as chief privacy officer for Huron Consulting Group. His last day was Jan. 19, according to a company spokeswoman.

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