On February 28, 2024, President Biden issued an Executive Order (EO) seeking to protect the sensitive personal data of Americans from potential exploitation by particular countries. The EO acknowledges that access to Americans’ “bulk sensitive personal data” and United States Government-related data by countries of concern can, among other things:

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The European Commission recently issued an overall positive review in its first annual report on the E.U. – U.S. Privacy Shield (“Privacy Shield”),  after evaluating the Privacy Shield in its joint review with the US last month.

The Privacy Shield took effect in August 2016 replacing the EU – US Safeharbor that was invalidated by