Privacy Shield 2.0: More Than “Lipstick on a Pig”

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Privacy Shield 2.0: More Than “Lipstick on a Pig”


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The US and EU have announced a new privacy accord to guarantee transatlantic data flows. With political will and judicial common sense, it can succeed.

A new Data Privacy Review Court should provide sufficient “democratic controls” over US government access to Europeans’ data. 

Privacy activist Max Schrems successfully convinced the European Court of Justice that the 2016 US-EU “Privacy Shield” agreement was, as he had claimed, “an attempt to put a lot of lipstick on the same old data-sucking pig.” He seems to think the same of the new Transatlantic Data Privacy Framework that US President Biden and European Commission President von der Leyen announced in March, and will surely challenge it. 

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Source: CEPA