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Kenneth Propp

This post was originally published by about:intel, and is reprinted here with the permission of same. 11. June 2021 Recent reports of Danish intelligence cooperating with the U.S. National Security Agency in monitoring undersea cables in 2012-14 have briefly pushed Edward Snowden’s revelations back into the news, but the more significant development is change in the legal landscape for bulk surveillance on both sides of the Atlantic.  While the United States government has definitively discontinued a controversial telecommunications metadata collection program exposed [...]
This post was originally published by the Atlantic Council in its New Atlanticist blog, and is reprinted here with the permission of the Council: Do continued EU data flows to the United Kingdom offer hope for the United States? - Atlantic Council. As the Biden administration and the European Commission “intensify” negotiations to re-establish a stable transatlantic data-transfer framework, Brussels separately is moving ahead to enable unrestricted data flows with two other major trading partners: the United Kingdom and the Republic of Korea. [...]
In this article ‘How Europe’s Intelligence Services Aim to Avoid the EU’s Highest Court—and What It Means for the United States’, Theodore Christakis and Kenneth Propp explore the ongoing struggle within the European Union to delimit the national security exception in its data protection law for the activities of EU Member State intelligence services, and the corresponding impact this Brussels debate could have on the ongoing transatlantic negotiations to restore a secure basis for commercial data transfers from the European [...]
Introduction Over the past year, the European Commission has generated an ever-expanding number of legislative proposals designed to make Europe “fit for the digital age”, in the words of Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.  International attention has focused most on two that would affect how large digital platform companies offer their services within the EU – the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act– and on a third (the Data Governance Act[i]) that would establish a complex regulatory regime [...]