The European Union and United States announced a new framework for transatlantic data flows on February 2, called the EU-US Privacy Shield. Peter Swire, the Huang Professor of Law and Ethics at the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business, was in Brussels last week while these Safe Harbor negotiations were underway. Swire, who is the associate director for policy of the Institute for Information Security and Privacy, explains how the new agreement saves the day.
The agreement announced Feb. 2 averts a trade war that threatened to cut off a vast array of data flows between Europe and the United States. Effective reforms and effective diplomacy have saved the day.