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Peter Swire

In the Monday, December 20th Lawfare article titled Towards OECD Principles for Government Access to Data: Can Democracies Show the Way?, Theodore Christakis, Kenneth Propp and Peter Swire discuss the role that democracies can play in establishing trusted international standards for cross-border data flows.  Drawing upon documents made available by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) as well as interviews conducted by the team with governments, institutions, corporate bodies and academic thought leaders in the field, the authors [...]
This post was originally published by the Centre for Information Policy Leadership (CIPL) as part of the series Perspectives on Privacy and Effective Data Use in the Global Digital Economy and Society, and is reprinted here with the permission of same. ​Along with other contributors to this symposium, I have devoted much of my professional life to privacy protection. Throughout my quarter-century in the privacy field, one recurring issue has been what sorts of institutions can serve privacy, while also meeting the [...]
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 [...]