Cross-Border Data Forum Bannner
This piece was originally published by about:intel and is reprinted here with the permission of same. Two years after the European Commission released an omnibus Data Strategy, it has proposed the Data Act, the last major component of its legislative plans to reshape Europe’s digital economy. The Data Act is intended to stimulate the re-use of data generated by the burgeoning number of connected or ‘smart’ products and services that transmit information back to manufacturers and service providers. The Act would [...]
This post examines a report issued in March 2022 by the Atlantic Council entitled, “Trading in U.S.-India Data Flows: Prospects for Cooperation in U.S.-India Data Policy.” Noting the opportunity created by the reconvening of the U.S.-India Trade Policy Forum (TPF), this report urges the Biden administration and the Modi government to pursue cooperation on cross-border data flows. [...]
In the paper entitled The Effects of Data Localization on Cybersecurity, CBDF Research Director Peter Swire and CBDF Senior Fellow DeBrae Kennedy-Mayo provide the first systematic examination of the effects of data localization laws on cybersecurity. The authors focus on the effects of “hard” data localization, where transfer of data is prohibited to other countries. The discussion includes both de jure and de facto effects, including China’s explicit laws, recent enforcement actions in the European Union, and proposed privacy legislation [...]
For the full article posted today on the European Law Blog, click here. Can the U.S. Government create, by non-statutory means, an independent redress authority capable of providing an effective remedy for a European person who believes that her or his rights have been infringed by an intelligence service? In this article we put forward a novel non-statutory solution that could resolve the “redress” problem in the EU/US adequacy negotiations. This solution is based on three “building blocks” inspired by methods [...]