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Future Intelligence Radio Show Talks EU-U.S. Privacy Shield With Sarah Thompson

July 26, 2016

In an interview with investigative journalist Peter Warren for the Password Radio Show on technology website Future Intelligence, London associate Sarah Thompson discussed the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, which will enable the European Union to transfer personal data to U.S. companies signed up to the framework.

Specifically, Thompson examined the history of the invalidation of Safe Harbor (the Privacy Shield’s predecessor), and the likelihood of the Privacy Shield becoming subject to European Court scrutiny. The interview concluded with Thompson considering which actions the UK might take regarding international data transfers in light of Brexit, and whether the UK will need to adopt its own Privacy Shield.  

Thompson, a regular contributor to the firm’s Password Protected blog, discussed international data privacy in her posts of July 15 and July 7. McGuireWoods will hold its annual European Data Protection and Security Conference in London on Sept. 27.