Schrems II will certainly affect the U.K.’s future data protection landscape. But the decision’s effects on Britain are not as catastrophic as some observers may have feared.
Hayley Evans is a Harvard Frank Knox and ASIL Fellow working at Rights and Security International. She graduated from Harvard Law School, where she was co-president of the Harvard National Security and Law Association and Executive Editor for Online of the Harvard International Law Journal. Prior to law school, Hayley spent two years working for the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division. She graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame.
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