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Europe To US: Pass New Laws If You Want a Data-Transfer Deal

Tuesday June 1, 2021. 10:43 PM , from Slashdot
The United States must pass new legislation to limit how its national security agencies access Europeans' data if Washington and Brussels are to hammer out a new deal on transferring people's digital information across the Atlantic, according to European Commission Vice President Vera Jourova. From a report: Speaking at POLITICO's AI summit on Monday, the Czech politician said the U.S. needed to create legally binding laws to provide European Union citizens' the ability to challenge bulk data collection by federal authorities in U.S. courts. The goal, she said, would be 'to have legally binding rules, or rule, on the U.S. side guaranteeing this. It's of course the best and the strongest way to do that,' said Jourova when asked if the Commission would accept a presidential executive order or would require new U.S. legislation to provide EU citizens with the power to sue over how U.S. national security agencies collected and used their data.

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