The White House announced President Joe Biden signed an executive order to implement a new framework to protect the privacy of personal data shared between the U.S. and Europe.

The new framework fills a significant gap in data protections across the Atlantic since a European court undid a previous version in 2020.

The so-called Privacy Shield 2.0 seeks to address European concerns about surveillance by U.S. intelligence agencies.

The new framework will establish a civil liberties protection officer in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence who will be responsible for investigating complaints and also will allow individuals in the EU to seek redress through an independent Data Protection Review Court made up of members outside of the U.S. government.

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