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Privacy Shield and the Future of Europe

12 July 2016

by Julie Brill, delivered to the Institute of International and European Affairs, Dublin, Ireland

For the second time in less than a month, Europe stands on the threshold of history. As many Europeans are still trying to wrap their heads around the idea of a union without Britain, the European Commission has been moving toward ratification of a landmark data-protection agreement with the United States.

The agreement, known as Privacy Shield, will provide European citizens with unprecedented protections for their personal and commercial data. It will also make Europe a vital hub in the global flow of digital information.

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