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The Privacy Advisor Podcast

Mar 11, 2021

In the wake of "Schrems II," the future of data transfers is on shaky ground. True, the Biden administration has demonstrated that it’s taking trans-Atlantic data flows seriously after appointing Christopher Hoff in January, not long after Biden was inaugurated. And though both the U.S. Department of Commerce and European Commission are working together in earnest, short of changing its national security laws, what else can be done to prevent another legal challenge and potential invalidation to a future agreement? Baker MacKenzie Global Data Privacy and Security Group Chair Brian Hengesbaugh has an idea. Using his background in international policy and data protection, Hengesbaugh thinks now is the time for the Biden administration to “go big” and initiate an international treaty among democratic nations and their shared values around both human rights and national security. He explains in this latest episode of The Privacy Advisor Podcast.