Arriving at a successor to the Privacy Shield Framework is still the looming major hurdle to a return to relative stability for transatlantic data transfers. The longer it takes, the more likely it becomes that European data protection authorities in the meantime will take action of their own accord to interrupt data transfers to the United States, and the greater the temptation for EU member state governments to choose local digital service providers not subject to the reach of U.S. surveillance laws.

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