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President Biden signs Executive Order aimed at legal reboot of EU-US data flows


US president Joe Biden has signed an Executive Order attached to reupping a flagship data transfer agreement with the European Union — with the goal of making life easier for businesses that need to export EU user-data to the US for processing.
The White House announced the development in a statement today — saying that the “Executive Order on Enhancing Safeguards for United States Signals Intelligence Activities” would “direct the steps” that the US will take to implement its commitments under the EU-US Data Privacy Framework (EU-US DPF), as the new arrangement is being called.
The new framework is intended to replace the defunct EU-US Privacy Shield (which was invalidated by the bloc’s top court back in July 2020); and its much longer-lived predecessor, Safe Harbor (struck down by the CJEU in October 2015, following the 2013 disclosures of US government surve …

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