Lunch Discussion with Adam Schlosser and Dr. Stefan Heumann
On Monday, May 9, the Berlin office hosted an off-the-record lunch discussion featuring Adam Schlosser, Senior Director and Policy Counsel of the Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Dr. Stefan Heumann, Member of the Executive Board at Stiftung Neue Verantwortung. Sudha David-Wilp moderated the informal exchange on surveillance, privacy, and digital security. With Adam Schlosser and Carl Schonander from the Software & Information Industry Association presenting an U.S. perspective, a lively transatlantic dialogue took place. Guests included representatives from politics, think tanks, and business.
The participants discussed the European Court of Justice’s ruling that invalidated the Safe Harbor agreement and the subsequent negotiation processes behind the new Privacy Shield, which have strong implications for both government and the private sector. The debate also touched upon legal aspects of data protection, and participants exchanged their views on and experiences with national safeguards, emphasizing the great importance of transatlantic and European cooperation on digital security and data flows.