JUL 16, 2020 | GLOBAL
Bye, Bye Privacy Shield
Politico Cyber Insights, July 16, 2020
By Vincent Manancourt
Europe’s top court handed down a searing verdict on US surveillance powers, ruling for the second time that EU data would not be safe from snooping under a transatlantic data protection deal. The ruling, which cancels the Privacy Shield agreement, throws billions of dollars in digital trade into legal limbo and reignites a spat over surveillance that dates back more than five years to US whistleblower Edward Snowden’s revelations about American spying.
Thomas Boué, a policy wonk at influential tech lobby BSA | The Software Alliance said the invalidation of the Privacy Shield is “removing one of the most flexible and trusted compliance mechanisms, which are widely used by SMEs for transatlantic business.”
Original Posting: https://pro.politico.eu/news/122746
BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) is the leading advocate for the global software industry before governments and in the international marketplace. Its members are among the world’s most innovative companies, creating software solutions that help businesses of all sizes in every part of the economy to modernize and grow.
With headquarters in Washington, DC, and operations in more than 30 countries, BSA pioneers compliance programs that promote legal software use and advocates for public policies that foster technology innovation and drive growth in the digital economy.