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Data Protection

How Europe’s Intelligence Services Aim to Avoid the EU’s Highest Court—and What It Means for the United States

The United States now finds itself forced to consider changes to its foreign surveillance law and practices in order to reestablish a stable basis for transatlantic transfers of personal data. 

Cross-Border Data

EU Judges US Surveillance Law

The Irish High Court is considering a potential landmark case on the legality of transferring personal data from the European Union to the United States. A large portion of E.U. data transfers operates under “Standard Contract Clauses” (SCCs), boilerplate language widely adopted in written agreements. A central issue in Schrems v. Facebook is whether U.S. surveillance, when conducted within the U.S., is so pervasive that data transferred to the U.S. via SCCs lack “adequate” protection of privacy.

The Cyberlaw Podcast

Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #92: An Interview with Ellen Nakashima and Tony Cole

Did China’s PLA really stop hacking US companies for commercial secrets? And does it matter? In episode 92, we ask those questions and more of two experts on the topic ‒ Washington Post reporter Ellen Nakashima, and Tony Cole, who has fought off his share of PLA hackers.

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