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Data Issues to Watch as New EU-U.S. Transfer Pact Unfolds (1)

March 28, 2022, 5:28 PMUpdated: March 28, 2022, 7:45 PM

Now that the European Union and U.S. have agreed in principle on a new Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework, negotiators will have to hammer out how transfers will be allowed and how U.S. government surveillance will be overseen.

Here are the top issues to watch as the details of the broad agreement are worked out:

How can U.S. companies use the framework?

Companies looking to use the new framework as a legal basis for their data transfers will face a structure similar to the certification scheme for Privacy Shield, the earlier data transfer mechanism struck down by an EU court.

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