Prof. Peter Swire, Elizabeth and Thomas Holder Chair at the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business and Senior Counsel at Alston & Bird, has published a new white paper on “Possible Privacy, Cybersecurity, and Data Breach issues in the Proposed National Medical Claims Database Under Section 303 of S. 1895.” Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray […]
The CLOUD Act and its Impact on Cross-Border Access to the Contents of Communications
On Friday morning, March 23, President Trump signed the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill into law, including the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act, and in doing so established a sea change in the rules for cross-border government access to the contents of electronic communications. The CLOUD Act consists of three core components: […]
What Will Trump’s Executive Order Do to U.S. Privacy Law and EU-U.S. Data Transfers?
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 […]