The order is designed to address European concerns over surveillance practices in the US.
The goal of the meetings is to gradually align the regulators’ approaches to privacy and better understand domestic rules in each jurisdiction.
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is touting ‘Enhanced Border Security Agreements’, offering access to its vast biometric databanks in exchange for other states reciprocating.
The EU Commission is faces a lawsuit over allegations it is violating GDPR rules when transferring citizens’ personal data from one of its websites to the US.
“I’m quite confident in the fact that we have a robust solution,” Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders said in an interview.
A delegation of seven MEPs visited Washington, D.C. from 23 to 26 May to discuss the state of play on major Civil Liberties Committee topics with U.S. authorities and stakeholders.