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Global Data Alliance Applauds Executive Order on Enhancing Safeguards for United States Signals Intelligence Activities

WASHINGTON – October 7, 2022 – The Global Data Alliance (GDA) applauds today's public release of an Executive Order On Enhancing Safeguards For United States Signals Intelligence Activities, which undergirds a new EU-US Data Privacy Framework. The Executive Order will lay the foundation for strengthened transatlantic data privacy and security and greater legal certainty in relation to responsible cross-border data transfers and transatlantic commerce. The EU-US Data Privacy Framework is critical to a stable and resilient transatlantic relationship that reflects US and EU respect for privacy and human rights, while supporting economic opportunity for citizens on both sides of the Atlantic.

"We congratulate the US government on today's announcement of a new Executive Order that will support a new EU-US Data Privacy Framework, bolstering economic opportunity and data protection for citizens and workers on both sides of the Atlantic," said Joseph Whitlock, Executive Director at the Global Data Alliance.

The EU-US Data Privacy Framework will replace the Privacy Shield Framework, which was struck down by the Court of Justice of the European Union in 2020. Under this Framework, US and EU companies and workers in all sectors can have greater legal confidence in their ability to transfer data responsibly across the Atlantic. The Framework will also benefit millions of American and EU citizens, whose personal information will be subject to the data security and privacy controls required by the program.

The Global Data Alliance has supported Washington and Brussels’ joint efforts to develop a new EU-US Data Privacy Framework, including through the publication of an EU Industry Report on Transatlantic Data Transfers; a US Industry Position Paper; a Letter to Presidents Biden and von der Leyen, a GDA White Paper; and various other press statements and other materials.


The Global Data Alliance (globaldataalliance.org) is a cross-industry coalition of companies that are committed to high standards of data responsibility and that rely on the ability to transfer data around the world to innovate and create jobs. Alliance members are headquartered across the globe and are active in the advanced manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, consumer goods, electronics, financial services, health, media and entertainment, natural resources, supply chain, and telecommunications sectors, among others. BSA | The Software Alliance administers the Global Data Alliance.


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