Guide to U.S. Government Practice on Global Information Sharing, Second Edition
with authors John Kropf and Neal Cohen
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 12:00 pm
Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
23 Everett Street, Second Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138
The recently published Guide to U.S. Government Practice on Global Sharing of Personal Information, Second Edition, provides an introduction to the principles, practices, and agreements behind how the U.S. government shares personal information with foreign governments - for purposes ranging from tax to counter terrorism and cyber-crime. This information sharing is not only necessary to strengthen relations with foreign governments but to protect the country from threats, foreign and domestic. In the past year, these issues have been most readily visible in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations and the renegotiation of the Safe Harbor Framework.
Neal Cohen is a New York and English qualified lawyer in the Privacy & Security practice group at Perkins Coie LLP and a research fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. His law practice and academic research focus on the global harmonization of data protection and privacy law. Prior to joining Perkins Coie LLP, Neal spent several years practicing data protection and privacy law in London at another multinational law firm and before that, Neal clerked in the Privacy Office at the Department of Homeland Security.