The US, China, and the Risks of Cutting Global Data Flows


Peter Swire published an op-ed for the French newspaper Le Monde that discusses the Court of Justice for the European Union’s decision as to whether U.S. surveillance practices violate the fundamental rights of EU citizens under GDPR. Swire argues that if the U.S is deemed to be in violation, thereby causing transatlantic data flows to be blocked, then data flows between the EU and China should also be blocked.

An English translation of the piece is available here. The original piece is available in French here.

You can read an annotated bibliography for the piece here.

Peter is an FPF Senior Fellow and Elizabeth and Tommy Holder Chair and Professor of Law and Ethics at the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business.