Magazine article Information Management

Presidential Transition Shouldn’t Threaten EU Privacy Agreement

Magazine article Information Management

Presidential Transition Shouldn’t Threaten EU Privacy Agreement

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An official from the Department of Commerce believes the United States under the Trump administration will keep its commitment to a trans-Atlantic data transfer pact that organizations around the globe depend on.

"We have a real expectation that a new administration would come in and follow through on" what's been done, said Ted Dean, deputy assistant secretary for services at the Commerce department His remarks came at a privacy conference in Brussels on November 9.

According to Dean, any move away from the commitments the United States has made after long negotiations with the EU to agree on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield-which was enacted in July to replace the annulled "safe harbor" accord - would face "tremendous pressure" from industry. …

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