Bloomberg Law
March 11, 2022, 9:45 AM

Spying Complaint Plan Eyed by EU, U.S. in Data Transfer Talks

Andrea Vittorio
Andrea Vittorio

A proposal to create a new Justice Department agency for fielding European complaints about U.S. surveillance of Europeans’ digital data is the latest bid to resolve a sticking point in transatlantic talks over data flows, but it’s unclear whether the option will satisfy the bloc’s negotiators.

The proposed Foreign Intelligence Redress Authority is meant to address one of the issues raised when the European Union’s top court struck down the previous EU-U.S. data transfer tool more than 18 months ago: that European citizens lacked a proper mechanism for raising concerns about the use of their data for U.S. intelligence purposes. ...

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