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Update: On November 17, 2021, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted the Second Additional Protocol to the Budapest Convention. The Protocol is expected to be open to parties of the Convention for signature in May 2022.[59] ***** This November, the Council of Europe (CoE) hopes to finalize the adoption of the Second Additional Protocol to the Budapest Convention, in time for the 20th anniversary of the opening for signatures of the Convention in Budapest, Hungary.[1] The Convention when [...]
In the article U.K.’s Post Brexit Strategy on Cross-Border Data Flows, CBDF Research Director Peter Swire provides insight regarding the recent announcements by the U.K. Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and how these announcements intersect with Brexit and the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Schrems II. In addressing this recent activity by the U.K. government, Mr. Swire provides insight into the recent developments between the U.S. and EU following Schrems [...]
Data localization was a prominent theme among the nearly 200 comments submitted to the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) in response to its November, 2020 draft Guidance (the “Guidance”) about transferring personal data from the EU to third countries.[1] Based on a review of all the comments,[2] approximately 25% of the nearly 200 comments submitted to the EDPB expressed concern that the Draft Guidance would result, in practice, in data localization. Slightly more than 10% of the comments spoke explicitly to [...]
The Cross-Border Data Forum is pleased to announce the appointment of Kenneth Propp as a Senior Fellow. Kenneth Propp teaches European Union Law at Georgetown University Law Center.  He also serves as a Senior Fellow with the Europe Center at the Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C., specializing in transatlantic digital policy issues.   From 2016-2018, Mr. Propp was director of trade policy for BSA | The Software Alliance, an association of major software companies.  From 2011-2015, he served as Legal Counselor at [...]