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Biden signs executive order on EU-U.S. data privacy agreement

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U.S. President Joe Biden signed an executive order Friday that would limit the ability of American national security agencies to access people's personal information as part of a transatlantic data sharing agreement with the European Union. The decree follows lengthy negotiations between the United States and the EU after the bloc's highest court ruled in 2020 that Washington did not sufficiently protect Europe's data when it was transferred across the Atlantic. The judges' concerns focused on how U.S. surveillance programs did not have proper measures for European citizens to address how...
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Biden order promises EU citizens better data privacy

Biden order promises EU citizens better data privacy

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President Joe Biden signed an executive order Friday designed to allay European concerns that U.S. intelligence agencies are illegally spying on them. It promises strengthened safeguards against data collection abuses and creates a forum for legal challenges.
The order builds on a preliminary agreement Biden announced in March with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in a bid to end a yearslong battle over the safety of EU citizens' data that tech companies store in the U.S.
The reworked Privacy Shield “includes a robust commitment to strengthen the privacy and civil...
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Biden issues order boosting privacy checks for data flows from Europe

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The order puts into practice a preliminary deal struck between President Biden and European Union leaders in March that added checks on the collection of Europeans' personal information by U.S. intelligence agencies.
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Biden signs executive order with new framework to protect data transfers between the U.S. and EU

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The new Privacy Shield seeks to address European concerns of surveillance by U.S. intelligence agencies.
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How do U.S. marijuana policies compare globally after Biden's pardon?

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Several governments around the world have liberalized their positions on cannabis over the past decade, with many U.S. states taking recent steps to join them.
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