Bloomberg Law
July 16, 2021, 9:00 AM

Surveillance in Spotlight Amid Ongoing EU-U.S. Data Privacy Rift

Andrea Vittorio
Andrea Vittorio

U.S. government surveillance remains in the spotlight one year after the European Union’s top court struck down a main mechanism that Facebook Inc. and about 4,000 other companies used to transfer data across the Atlantic.

Surveillance is expected to be the focus of proposals for revamping the so-called EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, which was invalidated in a July 16, 2020, ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Assessing the likelihood of government access to data is also a key part of advice from European privacy regulators on how companies can protect transatlantic data flows in countries like the ...

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