U.S. and Europe Fail to Meet Deadline for Data Transfer Deal

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Media Outlet: the New York Times

Several consumer groups plan to file complaints about how companies transfer data as soon as Monday, arguing that people’s rights are not upheld when information is moved to the United States.

“These issues are going to end up back in court,” said Peter Swire, a law professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, who helped negotiate the original safe harbor agreement while working for the Clinton administration.

The importance of the deal to the companies and privacy groups has crystallized in recent weeks, as American executives and government officials made it a top priority.

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Peter Swire was a fellow in the Cybersecurity Initiative. He is the Huang Professor of Law and Ethics in the Scheller College of Business at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a senior counsel to the law firm of Alston & Bird, LLP.