Op-Ed: Will the EU Lose Access to U.S. Data Flows and Software?
Lawfare – ICLE affiliate Mikołaj Barczentewicz, co-author of the ICLE-PPI issue brief “The Great Transatlantic Data Disruption: The Damage of Data Localization After Schrems II,” published a piece in Lawfare based on the issue brief. The full piece is available here.
Some EU decision-makers have adopted a radical and unreasonable interpretation of EU data protection law that lacks a limiting principle. The ultimate result may be that EU customers lose access not only to cloud services offered by U.S. providers but also to almost any software from the United States. One can only hope that the EU Court of Justice rejects this interpretation and adopts the more pragmatic view shared by the European Commission and many EU governments.