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Fri, Oct 30, 2020

Five big questions as America votes: Europe

For the past seven decades, Europe has been the United States’ political, economic, and security partner of first resort. Now, as the transatlantic relationship is challenged by internal and external forces, the EU and the United States find themselves at a crossroads in the relationship.

Elections 2020 by Future Europe Initiative

Coronavirus Digital Policy

Mon, Aug 17, 2020

Propp in Lawfare: After Schrems II: A Proposal to Meet the Individual Redress Challenge

In the aftermath of the July 16 Schrems II judgment by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) invalidating a principal legal method for transferring personal data from EU territory to the United States, the future of data flows for transatlantic commerce is dangerously uncertain. The more than 5,300 companies that relied on the U.S.-EU Privacy […]

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Cybersecurity Digital Policy

Wed, Jul 29, 2020

The 5×5—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?

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Kenneth Propp is an adjunct professor of European Union Law at the Georgetown University Law Center and a senior fellow with the Cross-Border Data Forum. 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 US Mission to the European Union, in Brussels, Belgium, where he led US 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, US 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 US 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.