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Surveillance Concerns Could Hold Up European-U.S. Data Agreement for Years

One of the European Union’s top officials has warned negotiations with the U.S. over a new data-transfer agreement could take years rather than months.

EU officials hope to start new talks soon with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, whom the Senate confirmed last Tuesday and who is responsible for sealing a new trans-Atlantic data-flow deal.

It will be difficult to find a solution that protects Europeans’ data from U.S. law enforcement and intelligence authorities, EU Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders said in an interview.

Source: Surveillance Concerns Could Hold Up European-U.S. Data Agreement for Years

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