The Debate

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


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?


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? 

Guest booking: Petros Konstantinidis and Imen Mellaz. 

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