Weaponized Interdependence

Schrems II Offers an Opportunity—If the U.S. Wants to Take It

The recent Schrems II decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union will have serious implications for data flows between the U.S. and EU. By ruling that U.S. surveillance practices violate the rights of EU citizens, the judgment will force the U.S. to rethink its global intelligence and national security strategies. Moving forward, the U.S. must recognize that in order to reshape interdependence to better protect democratic economies and communications systems against authoritarian countries, it is going to have to confront the fact that there is no way to address the security challenges of interdependence among democracies without making some rights interdependent too. For more, see here.