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Cybersecurity & Standards, European Policy, Government Surveillance

Statement on Safe Harbor for House Judiciary Committee Hearing

On November 3, 2015 to the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet conducted a hearing on International Data Flows: Promoting Digital Trade in the 21st Century. Nuala O’Connor and Greg Nojeim submitted this Statement for the Record of the hearing.

The hearing explored the implications on trans-Atlantic commercial data flows of the Court of Justice of the European Union judgment in the Schrems case, which invalidated the EU-US Safe Harbor arrangement.  O’Connor and Nojeim call for reforms to U.S. surveillance and privacy laws that must be made in order to ensure the viability of any future Safe Harbor agreement between the U.S. and the E.U.