A globalized CBPR framework: Peering into the future of data transfers

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Last month, at the IAPP’s Privacy. Security. Risk. 2021 conference, an important moment occurred that may have been easy to miss. The moment took place during a panel discussion among current and former U.S. Department of Commerce staff titled “The Evolution of International Privacy Policymaking in the U.S. Government.�

Just as billed, the discussion ranged across data flow issues around the world, from the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (“We’re almost done.�) to new privacy laws in Brazil and India. In general, the speakers highlighted the longstanding commitments within the DOC’s International Trade Administration to push back on data localization rules, while ensuring consistent and robust privacy standards based on principles that can work around the world. As Director of the Office of Digital Services Industries Krysten Jenci, CIPP/US, put it, “You can’t do trade unless data is flowing across borders.�

Though these remarks went far to illustrate the consistent message that has been core to the ITA’s engagement on the international stage, from the Organisation

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