back to article US executive order a long way from settling EU privacy cases

The Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework agreement between the EU and the US is unlikely to settle the issue of sharing personal data between the two economic superpowers, as a set of court cases and legal challenges loom on the horizon. US president Joe Biden signed an Executive Order on 7 October, directing the United …

  1. VoiceOfTruth Silver badge

    The USA or The EU

    -> The European Commission is again turning a blind eye on US law, to allow continued spying on Europeans.

    Thanks to all the illegal spying on Europeans, the USA has enough dirt on all the politicians to tell them what to do. Europe has no balls at all.

  2. stiine Silver badge


    Until the US FISA court is deleted, along with all of the lattitude they permitted, NOTHING HAS CHANGED.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    What is it with the American bitbarns insisting on hoovering up all kinds of data that is totally irrelevant to your business relationship with them?

    "Papers, please," indeed. :(

  4. Vometia has insomnia. Again. Silver badge

    "Leader of the free world"



    1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

      Re: "Leader of the free world"

      Based on the size of the population being "lead", that would Ursula not Biden :-)

      1. Death Boffin

        Re: "Leader of the free world"

        Based on population, that would be Modi. FTFY

        1. A.P. Veening Silver badge

          Re: "Leader of the free world"

          For certain values of "free" (but the same applies to Biden).

          1. Anonymous Coward
            Anonymous Coward

            Re: "Leader of the free world"

            No one is ever any more free than the government and authorities will allow, no matter what "special paperwork" you read. Paperwork can (and does) change, which means your so-called "rights" are far from absolute.

    2. MrDamage Silver badge

      Re: "Leader of the free world"

      Don't forget, this is the same country that hosts a World Series sports event, but only invites itself.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: "Leader of the free world"

        Canada gets invited, hence the downvote.

  5. prh99

    If it doesn't get blocked on the EU end it will probably get repealed if the GQP MAGAots gets back in the White House. I don't know why Biden even cares, he hates the tech companies that benefit the most. Beside he helped create the problem by supporting the Patriot Act etc as a senator.

    1. prh99

      Congress is the only entity that can create courts and I don't see that happening. Especially not for Europeans when EU members and their spying remain largely unaccountable to the EU (see Greek pegasus spying scandal).

  6. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

    They need a consultant on board.

    They need a consultant on board before they announce these "new" tweaks. Max Schrems might be good choice. It could be cheaper in the long run and avoid any future investigations, court cases and heartache. Worst case is they never reach an agreement and the data flow stops or at least becomes much more restricted since it's clear the US and EU will never see eye to eye on data privacy, so why waste time on sticking plasters that keep getting ripped off?

    1. OhForF' Silver badge

      Re: They need a consultant on board.

      I can no longer believe the EU politicians failed attempts to build a set of rules for transferring data to the US while respecting privacy can be adequately described by stupidity so Hanlon's razor doesn't apply.

      By now they seem to just announce new rules to be able to say they did take action to anyone claiming they keep telling companies to "operate and violate (european privacy laws)."

  7. spoofles

    An executive order can be overturned by a subsequent administration, unless its DACA.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      DACA has no special privileges over any other executive orders; people are just more vigorous about defending it.

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