On December 9, 2020, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation explored matters related to trans-Atlantic data flows and consumer data protection.  Cordell Institute Co-Director Professor Neil Richards testified in part: “The U.S. used to be the leader on commercial privacy in the early 1970s and abdicated that role to Europe. Now that the GDPR, fair information practices and everything else the Europeans have is the emerging global market norm, if the U.S. cooperated with that, I think it could go a great deal toward solving the broader international cooperation problems on surveillance.”

Read about the hearing here:

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