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 the U.S. Mission to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium, where he led local engagement with the EU on digital and privacy matters, including the General Data Protection Regulation and the U.S-EU Privacy Shield negotiations. Prior to that, he served as a senior lawyer in the Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State, where he negotiated a series of U.S.-EU data transfer agreements ranging from mutual legal assistance to passenger name records to financial transaction data.
For CBDF, he has written:
- “Cross-Border Data Transfers in Financial Services: The EU’s New Regulatory Approach,” https://www.crossborderdataforum.org/cross-border-data-transfers-in-financial-services-the-eus-new-regulatory-approach/, March 8, 2021;
- “Contextualizing an EU-US E-Evidence Accord: Relationships to Existing Law Enforcement Agreements,” https://www.crossborderdataforum.org/contextualizing-an-eu-us-e-evidence-accord-relationships-to-existing-law-enforcement-agreements/, January 22, 2021; and
- “The Legal Nature of the UK-US CLOUD Agreement,” https://www.crossborderdataforum.org/the-legal-nature-of-the-uk-us-cloud-agreement/ with Prof. Theodore Christakis, April 20, 2020.
Other recent publications on cross-border data issues include:
- “How Europe’s Intelligence Services Aim to Avoid the EU’s Highest Court – and What It Means for the United States,” https://www.lawfareblog.com/how-europes-intelligence-services-aim-avoid-eus-highest-court-and-what-it-means-united-states, with Prof. Theodore Christakis, Lawfare, March 8, 2021;
- “Transatlantic Data Transfers: The Slow-Motion Crisis,” https://www.cfr.org/report/transatlantic-data-transfers, Council on Foreign Relations, January 12, 2021;
- “After Schrems II: A Proposal to Meet the Individual Redress Challenge”, https://www.lawfareblog.com/after-schrems-ii-proposal-meet-individual-redress-challenge with Prof. Peter Swire, Lawfare, August 13, 2020; and.
- “Geopolitical Implications of the European Court’s Schrems II Decision,” https://www.lawfareblog.com/geopolitical-implications-european-courts-schrems-ii-decision, with Prof. Peter Swire, Lawfare, July 17, 2020.
Mr. Propp’s August 13, 2020 Lawfare post with Professor Swire was honored with the 2021 Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award by the Future of Privacy Forum.
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