By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 10-2-20

Legislators from both parties are rooting for the Trump Administration, specifically the Commerce Department and Federal Trade Commission, to come up with a successor to the invalidated Privacy Shield that allows cross-border data flows with the EU.

The Trump Administration has been huddling with the European Commission to talk about that successor to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield after the EU’s Court of Justice ruled in July that the U.S. can’t live up to its part of the bargain.

The Privacy Shield had itself replaced a safe harbor agreement that a European Union court invalidated in October 2015, also over concerns about the U.S. being able to hold up its end of the agreement given the government surveillance revealed by the Edward Snowden leaks….

In a bipartisan letter to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and FTC Chairman Joseph Simons, almost two dozen legislators led by Reps. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), Darin LaHood (R-Ill.), and Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.) wrote to express their support for the work they were doing, buoyed by the news that they were working with the EU. » Read More