Peter Swire to Debate European Privacy Activist Max Schrems

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Since the European Court of Justice ruled on Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner that personally identifiable information cannot be transfered between the EU and United States, Georgia Tech's Peter Swire has challenged the factual basis underpinning that decision. He will debate privacy activist Max Schrems on January 26, 2015 in Brussels, Belgium. Swire -- who is the associate director of policy at the Institute for Information Security & Privacy and the Huang Professor of Law and Ethics at the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech -- plans to argue that the ECJ decision “suffers from particular inaccuracies concerning the law and practice of U.S. foreign intelligence law.”  More recently, Swire authored a white paper through the Future of Privacy Forum about the conequences of the Schrems judgement.

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