JUL 16, 2020 | US | EUROPEAN UNION
Court Kills Landmark EU-US Data Privacy Pact
Axios, July 16, 2020
By Ashley Gold
Europe's highest court blew up the agreement that allows most data transfers between the EU and the US Thursday, creating uncertainty for the tech firms that rely on the pact and likely sending officials scrambling to come up with a replacement, Axios' Ashley Gold reports.
This doesn't mean companies can’t ship data across the Atlantic ever again, but it will certainly be harder now. It signals diverging values around privacy between the US and the EU, which has been critical of the US over its surveillance practices and failure to pass a comprehensive data privacy law.
Trade group BSA said the decision "creates a challenge for more than 5,300" firms that relied on Privacy Shield, 70% of which, it said, are small and midsized businesses.
SOBRE A BSA
A BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) é a principal defensora do setor global de software perante governos e no mercado internacional. Seus membros estão entre as empresas mais inovadoras do mundo, criando soluções de software que estimulam a economia e melhoram a vida moderna.
Com sede em Washington, DC e operações em mais de 30 países, a BSA promove programas de conformidade que promovem o uso legal de software e defendem políticas públicas que promovem a inovação tecnológica e o crescimento da economia digital.