Wanted: Better Safeguards for Intelligence in an Interconnected World


Much is at stake following ‘Schrems II’ — not just for EU-US relations but also more broadly concerning the principles that should guide the transfer of data across jurisdictions. How personal data can and will be protected against disproportionate interference by the state will be a decisive question for the next decade of human rights protection. We argue that it is high time to establish common intelligence governance standards among democracies — such as the protection of non-nationals or oversight unimpeded by the Third Party Rule — to both guarantee fundamental individual rights and ensure national security.

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October 15, 2020

Charlotte Dietrich, Thorsten Wetzling