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Wed, Jun 3, 2020

Data flows across the Channel: The emerging UK-EU digital trade relationship

If the United Kingdom can navigate a way forward on data transfers with both its ex-masters in Brussels and its ally in Washington, its success might ultimately yield benefits beyond these two bilateral trade contexts.

New Atlanticist by Kenneth Propp

Digital Policy European Union

Fri, Feb 21, 2020

Putting privacy limits on national security mass surveillance: The European Court of Justice intervenes

In a little-noticed set of opinions issued on January 15, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) put forward a bold and unprecedented proposition—mass surveillance conducted by European Union (EU) member state national security services should operate within the bounds of the Union’s privacy laws.

New Atlanticist by Kenneth Propp

Digital Policy European Union

Wed, Dec 11, 2019

Waving the flag of digital sovereignty

European leaders are feeling besieged again. Having spent the past several years building up Europe’s physical defenses against migrants, they now see themselves faced with a less tangible sort of invasion—US technology companies dominating their markets and vacuuming up the personal data of their citizens. And so the cry has gone up from Berlin, Brussels, and Paris: “Digital sovereignty!”

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.