The summit between the EU and U.S. recently concluded, which included the creation of the EU-U.S. Trade and Technology Council. While the trade council may have been top story, U.S. Department of Commerce Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services Christopher Hoff said Privacy Shield negotiations were a major part of the summit talks.
Hoff couldn’t give a conclusive timeline to when a new Privacy Shield agreement would be on the books, but said there has not been any lull in the conversations between the U.S. and its European counterparts.
He added the European Commission has been patient throughout the proceedings, as it has now had to work with two different presidential administrations on Privacy Shield 2.0. Hoff said other federal entities beyond the Department of Commerce and the White House have been working to make a new data transfer agreement a reality, as observers on both sides of the Atlantic expect a deal to eventually be made.