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EU in the middle? US, China & the battle over data protection

THE DEBATE
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By: François PICARD Follow | Alessandro XENOS

The battle over the data in your computer is on. Amid growing momentum for a US ban on China-owned TikTok on pushback against Huawei's rollout of 5G, now come privacy concerns from a different quarter. The European Court of Justice has struck down the Privacy Shield agreement under which Europe's information can be stored on US servers, a deal worked out in the wake of Edward Snowden's revelations about Washington's mass spying on users. Where does it now leave the likes of Facebook?

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Does the European Union have the power and the will to regulate where the United States won't? Is it a battle over human rights or market share? 

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