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JUN 08, 2022 | NORTH AMERICA | US | EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA

E.U. Justice Chief 'Confident' Data Deal With U.S. Will Survive Legal Challenge

The Washington Post, June 8, 2022

By Cristiano Lima

Business and industry groups are anxiously waiting for the two sides to formalize the deal. Aaron Cooper, vice president of global policy for tech grade group BSA, said companies likely won’t exhale until the E.U.’s review process is complete.

“When the U.S. puts out its new rules, and when the E.U. approves an adequacy determination, I think that will put all data transfers between the E.U. and the U.S. on really strong solid footing again,” said Cooper, whose group counts Microsoft, Oracle and Intel as members.

Until then, it’ll continue to cause headaches for companies, he said.

“Whether you're a small manufacturer or [large corporation] … you need to be focused on having your business be successful. You don't want to have to worry about whether data that's being transferred to the U.S. meets the standard of very various jurisdictions that you're in,” he said.

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Original Posting: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/06/08/eu-justice-chief-confident-data-deal-with-us-will-survive-legal-challenge/

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