Poli­ti­co zur Exe­cu­ti­ve Order über das EU-US data pri­va­cy agreement

U.S. Pre­si­dent Joe Biden signed an exe­cu­ti­ve order Fri­day that would limit the abi­li­ty of Ame­ri­can natio­nal secu­ri­ty agen­ci­es to access people’s per­so­nal infor­ma­ti­on as part of a trans­at­lan­tic data-sharing agree­ment with the Euro­pean Union.

The decree fol­lows leng­thy nego­tia­ti­ons bet­ween the United Sta­tes and the EU after the bloc’s hig­hest court ruled in 2020 that Washing­ton did not suf­fi­ci­ent­ly pro­tect Europe’s data when it was trans­fer­red across the Atlan­tic. The jud­ges’ con­cerns focu­sed on how U.S. sur­veil­lan­ce pro­grams did not have pro­per mea­su­res for Euro­pean citi­zens to address how the government collec­ted their data.