January 21, 2021

WASHINGTON — Today, global tech trade association welcomed the Biden-Harris Administration’s prompt appointment of Christopher Hoff as Assistant Secretary for Services at the U.S. Department of Commerce, a key position that will oversee U.S. negotiations on a new data transfer agreement following the invalidation of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework by the European Court of Justice in the Schrems II decision.

“The Biden Administration’s decision to quickly appoint Christopher Hoff to lead negotiations on an enhanced data transfer agreement between the U.S. and Europe is welcome news to the thousands of companies that have been impacted by the Schrems II decision,” said ITI Senior Vice President for Policy & Senior Counsel John Miller. “ITI is committed to working with the U.S. Department of Commerce and all stakeholders to develop a successor framework that protects individuals’ privacy while supporting innovation and the free flow of data.”

Public Policy Tags: Data & Privacy