JUL 16, 2021 | US | EUROPEAN UNION
Surveillance in Spotlight Amid Ongoing EU-US Data Privacy Rift
Bloomberg Law, July 16, 2021
By Andrea Vittorio
US government surveillance remains in the spotlight one year after the European Union’s top court struck down a main mechanism that Facebook Inc. and about 4,000 other companies used to transfer data across the Atlantic.
Surveillance is expected to be the focus of proposals for revamping the so-called EU-US Privacy Shield, which was invalidated in a July 16, 2020, ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Companies have been “beefing up” privacy commitments in their data transfer contracts, according to Aaron Cooper, vice president of global policy for the software industry association BSA | The Software Alliance.
Cooper said more companies are also adopting added safeguards such as encryption, so that data transferred would be unreadable.
BSA |“软件联盟”(www.bsa.org) 是全球软件行业的主要倡导者，旨在代表该行业，向政府和国际市场发声。其成员包括全球最具创新力的公司，这些公司制定的软件解决方案，不但能够刺激经济，还能提升现代生活的品质。
BSA 的总部位于华盛顿特区，其营运机构遍布 30 多个国家。BSA 凭借这些机构，率先涉足合规项目，以期促进使用合法软件、倡导制定公共政策，并以此培养技术创新能力，以及推动发展数字经济。