US offers legal oversight of security agencies for data transfers

23/10/2021 | Politico

The US has proposed legal oversight of its national security agencies in exchange for a new international data transfer agreement with Europe. Independent judges would carry out the process, who could "rule on whether US collection of European data was lawful and proportionate," which could operate under the US Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The system would be similar to the Ombudsman role at the US State Department, which allowed Europeans to file legal challenges under the now-debunked Privacy Shield agreement. 

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