This timely book examines the tension between efforts by legal systems to impose their data protection standards beyond their borders and claims by states to assert sovereignty over data.
By bringing together renowned international privacy experts from the EU and the US, the book provides an accurate analysis of all the latest major rulings of the Court of Justice of the EU concerning the extraterritorial application of EU data protection law, and discusses the responses that these have triggered in the US.
The chapters explore recent legal and policy developments both in the private and law enforcement sectors, including:
- the new EU proposals on digital sovereignty;
- the US federal data privacy bill;
- the EU–US agreement on e-evidence;
- the US–UK CLOUD Act Agreement.
All of the topics are thoroughly examined and presented in an accessible way that will appeal to scholars in the fields of law, political science and international relations, as well as to a wider and non-specialist audience. The book is an essential guide to understanding contemporary challenges to data protection across the Atlantic.