UCL policy paper analyses EU-USA data flows and data protection frameworks

A new paper from the University College London (UCL) analysed issues raised by commercial EU-USA data flows as well as post-Brexit EU-UK data flows. The paper indicates it is ‘highly plausible that Privacy Shield will be struck down by the European Court of Justice in future, due to unresolved concerns regarding U.S. government access to EU citizens’ data for law enforcement and national security purposes’. Also, given the US government’s pushes for unrestricted data flows in its trade negotiations with the UK; the EU-UK data flows relationship will be complex and could remain unresolved for years.