Directed by: Peter Swire (Scheller) and Alasdair Young (Nunn School)
The protection of personal data emerged as a hot-button issue in transatlantic relations in 2013. There were two drivers of this politicization. First, the EU in order to up-date its data privacy legislation for the internet age began a reform process. Second, Edward Snowden revealed that internet spying by the U.S. National Security Agency was far more wide-spread than anybody had appreciated. This has prompted policy responses in the EU and U.S. As a result of these uncoordinated policy developments, the flow of data across the Atlantic, currently governed by the 2000 ‘Safe-Harbor’ Agreement is in serious jeopardy. This work package will bring together scholars and practitioners from both sides of the Atlantic to explore the issues and identify ways forward.
22 May 2017 Contributions from the “Surveillance, Privacy, and Data Across Borders: Transatlantic Perspectives” Conference posted on the LAWFARE blog.
18 April 2017 The “Surveillance, Privacy, and Data Across Borders: Transatlantic Perspectives” Conference took place at Georgia Tech.
18 April 2017 Bruno Gencarelli, DG Justice, European Commission gave a public, keynote lecture on “Achieving Individual Privacy and International Security Cooperation in a Shifting Landscape”
26 Jan 2016 Peter Swire debated Max Schrems about “Privacy in the EU and US,” at the Brussels Privacy Hub, Vrije Universteit Brussel.
14 Oct. 2015 Peter Swire analyzed the “Storm over Safe Harbor.”
16 June 2015 Peter Swire‘s working paper. ” The USA Freedom Act: A Partial Response to European Concerns about NSA Surveillance.” Working Paper GTJMCE 2015-1 published.
14 Nov. 2013 Adam C. Schlosser, Director, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation, and Peter Swire discussed Protecting Privacy: European and American Approaches and Challenges. The event was organized with the GT Center for International Business Education and Research.