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Wed, Jul 29, 2020

Fighting COVID-19 with surveillance: Perspectives from across the globe

As more countries rely on digital tools to contain the spread of COVID-19, how will enhanced surveillance challenge privacy norms in the future? According to the World Health Organization, public health surveillance is critical to containing the pandemic. However, can enhanced surveillance during a public health crisis set precedents for digital surveillance in the future?

New Atlanticist by Simon Handler and Lily Liu

Africa Coronavirus

Mon, Jul 20, 2020

Return of the transatlantic privacy war

In a sweeping judgment on July 16, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) summarily demolished the fragile legal peace that has prevailed for the last four years on the subject of transatlantic data transfers.

New Atlanticist by Kenneth Propp

Digital Policy European Union

Thu, Jul 16, 2020

US tech wins a round in Apple case at the European Court of Justice

Apple’s victory in the Irish tax question stands in sharp contrast to a series of defeats that US technology companies including Facebook and Google have suffered at the European Court of Justice in recent years in privacy-related cases.

New Atlanticist by Kenneth Propp

Digital Policy European Union

Kenneth Propp is Director for Global Trade Policy at BSA | The Software Alliance, whose members are major software companies. He advises and advocates on data trade, privacy, security, and other regulatory issues in the United States and major international markets. From 2011-2015, he served as Legal Counselor at the U.S. Mission to the European Union, in Brussels, Belgium, where he led U.S. Government engagement on privacy law and policy and digital regulation, and advised on trade negotiations with the EU. In previous assignments for the Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State, Professor Propp specialized in legal issues relating to international criminal law and international trade and investment law. He also served as legal adviser to the U.S. Embassy in Germany. Professor Propp holds a J.D from Harvard Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College. In 2016, he taught European Union law as an adjunct faculty member at George Mason University School of Law.