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Fears another EU-US data deal might die


MEPs worry agreement to facilitate research and trade could suffer same fate as its predecessors

MEPs fear that a proposal to ease EU-US data transfer for activities including research could suffer the same fate as two previous deals struck down by the EU’s top court for insufficiently protecting EU citizens.

Transatlantic data transfer has been hampered since the most recent court decision in 2020, which followed a similar ruling five years earlier. The latest agreement, reached in 2022, was designed to address concerns with those deals around matters including potential surveillance of EU citizens by US authorities.

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