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EU and US reach agreement ‘in principle’ on data flows

Image: Christophe Licoppe, European Union

New bilateral deal would facilitate exchange of data for activities including research

The EU and United States “have agreed in principle on a new Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework” that would make it easier for organisations to transfer data between the two for activities including research.

Transfer of personal data between the EU and US, including for research, has been hampered since July 2020, when the EU’s top court struck down a previous data privacy agreement called Privacy Shield.

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