U.S. Senate discusses remedies for EU-US Privacy Shield invalidation

According to the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation organized a hearing to discuss the halt to Privacy Shield and other matters related to trans-Atlantic data flows. Lawmakers discussed whether a new federal privacy law would clear up issues cited in the jurisprudence of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). According to the Department of Commerce Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services of International Trade Administration, a new federal data privacy legislation “would be very well received by the EU, but it will not address the immediate national security issues cited by the court.”