In the wake of “Schrems II,” the future of data transfers is on shaky ground. True, the Biden administration has demonstrated that it is taking trans-Atlantic data flows seriously after appointing Christopher Hoff, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, in January, not long after Joe Biden was inaugurated. And though both the US Department of Commerce and European Commission are working together in earnest, short of changing its national security laws, what else can be done to prevent another legal challenge and potential invalidation to a future agreement? Baker McKenzie Global Data Privacy and Security Group Chair Brian Hengesbaugh, CIPP/US, has an idea. Using his background in international policy and data protection, Hengesbaugh thinks now is the time for the Biden administration to “go big” and initiate an international treaty among democratic nations and their shared values around both human rights and national security. He explains to IAPP Editorial Director Jedidiah Bracy, CIPP, in this latest episode of The Privacy Advisor Podcast. 

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Brian provides advice on global data privacy, data protection, cybersecurity, digital media, direct marketing information management, and other legal and regulatory issues. He is Chair of Baker McKenzie's Global Data Privacy and Security group.

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