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Privacy and Peace Trials between the United States and Europe in the G7

I’m classy Free flow of data through trust. Title Final decision of the Group of Seven German privacy guarantors It seems less interesting if one looks at the parties gathered around the table in Bonn on the 7th and 8th of last September. On the one hand The United States, on the other hand France, Germany, Italy and the European supervisor of data protection (Edps), Wojciech Wiewiórowski, as well as the President of the European Data Protection Council, Andrea Jelinek, representing the European Commission, have been permanently invited to the Intergovernmental Forum of the World’s Most Important Economies (which also includes Canada, Japan and the United Kingdom). Because when it comes to personal data protection and privacy, among Frost blows on both sides of the Atlantic.

On the one hand thereThe European Union, which boasts of the most recent legislation on the subject, Gdpr, It has become a global standard, but it is struggling to enforce it, especially when it comes to digital giants. on the other side The United States, which under its own cloud computing law allows police and intelligence checks on all data stored on its territory, including those of citizens of the Union. The most direct consequence is that the weakness of the agreements between Brussels and Washington on data transmission has been invalidated by two rulings of the Court of Justice of the European Union, Shrems I and II. And now we’re back to year zero: the agreements must be rewritten from scratch.

The first steps towards rapprochement

at the end of March The European Union and the United States decided to work hand in hand. The enthusiastic announcements of their two presidents, Ursula von der Leyen and Joe Biden, followed Meetings in the white heat, with delegations ready for confrontation and negotiations in danger of ending up in a stalemate. Looks like something was opened just a few weeks ago, when it was a car Negotiations resumed peacefully. For this reason, the obligations G7 for privacy, The second ever in the forum’s history and the first to exist after the 2021 virtual meeting under the British presidency.

In a press release, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the US antitrust, wrote that “there data minimization, This is the idea that compilation should be necessary and proportionate to the purposes for which it is done, and is a foundational principle of many of the data protection laws that our agencies defend.He adds:Strengthening this principle, along with Greater restrictions on the use and purposes of data collection, It has the potential to reshape the business data ecosystem and address many of its most pervasive and visible harms“.

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