Transatlantic data flows: What’s next after the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield?

Center for Technology Innovation


Friday, July 23, 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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Virtual Event

As digitization increasingly shapes the scope of U.S. international trade, regulations and policies regarding cross-border data transfers carry significant economic implications. Yet—as the recent invalidation of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) demonstrates—trade, economic competitiveness, and free flows of data can come into tension with privacy and security protections. As the European Commission and European Data Protection Board apply the CJEU’s decision to alternative mechanisms for data transfers, countries around the world are working to update their data protection frameworks with eyes toward the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. Meanwhile, the European Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce are discussing a new framework to replace the Privacy Shield and ways to protect the privacy and security of personal information while deriving the economic and societal benefits of cross-border data flows.

A webinar to discuss issues of cross-border data transfers and data localization in the context of ongoing negotiations to replace the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield.

Viewers can submit questions by emailing  [email protected] or via Twitter at @BrookingsGov or by using #ThePrivacyDebate.



Steven Overly

Reporter - POLITICO


Barbara Cosgrove

Vice President, Chief Privacy Officer - Workday


Cameron Kerry

Ann R. and Andrew H. Tisch Distinguished Visiting Fellow - The Brookings Institution


Peter Swire

Elizabeth and Thomas Holder Chair, Professor - Georgia Tech