Washington – Today U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced that the United States Government had fulfilled its commitments for implementing the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework announced in March 2022.
Transatlantic data flows are essential to the €5.5 trillion annual EU-US economic relationship, which includes the busiest internet route in the world. With this announcement, U.S. and European companies will soon have full legal certainty to transfer personal data from the European Union to the United States since an EU Court ruling invalidated the previous data transfer framework Privacy Shield in 2020.
The Computer & Communications Industry Association has long championed appropriate protections for individuals’ privacy from government intrusion.
The following can be attributed to CCIA President Matt Schruers:
“We applaud the Biden Administration’s efforts to sustain the Transatlantic digital economy leading to this critical milestone today. The U.S. Government’s admirable commitment to enabling the flow of data across the Atlantic will benefit Americans and Europeans, and foster growth in the international trade in digital services.
“CCIA now calls on EU Member States to approve the adequacy decision without delay to restore legal certainty for businesses on both sides of the Atlantic.”