WASHINGTON – Today, global tech trade association ITI reacted to new guidance from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Department of Justice, and Office of the Director of National Intelligence for companies potentially impacted by the July 16 decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) to invalidate the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (the “Schrems II” case).
“We appreciate the interagency collaboration of the U.S. government to provide much-needed guidance to the thousands of companies of all sizes and across all sectors impacted by the Schrems II decision. This white paper serves as a useful guide to companies assessing their data transfers in light of U.S. national security practices while recognizing the robust privacy safeguards and important limitations regarding government access to data. Our industry remains committed to working with U.S. and EU authorities in support of a transatlantic solution that preserves the fundamental privacy rights of citizens and the international data flows underpinning innovation and trade in the 21st century economy,” said John Miller, ITI Senior Vice President for Policy and Senior Counsel.
In August, ITI welcomed the initiation of discussions on a new EU-U.S. data transfer agreement between the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission.