Author Archives: Peter Swire

Peter Swire
Peter Swire is senior counsel on Alston & Bird's Privacy & Data Security Team. He has been a leading privacy and cyberlaw government official, academic and practitioner since the rise of the Internet in the 1990s.  Read More

What Will Trump’s Executive Order Do to U.S. Privacy Law and EU-U.S. Data Transfers?

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On the third day of his presidency, President Trump signed an immigration-related executive order raising significant questions about the future of U.S. privacy law and EU-U.S. data transfers.  The order, titled “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States” (“Executive Order”), directs agencies to “ensure that their privacy policies exclude persons who are not United States citizens or lawful permanent residents from the protections of the Privacy Act regarding personally identifiable information.”[1] The Executive Order has raised a number of questions, among them, [...] Read more