Frances G. Burwell is a distinguished fellow at the Atlantic Council and a senior director at McLarty Associates. She previously served as vice president, European Union and Special Initiatives, at the Council, and currently leads the Transatlantic Digital Marketplace Initiative. Her work focuses on the European Union and US-EU relations, and her publications include Engaging Europe: A Transatlantic Digital Agenda for the Biden Administration; The European Union and the Search for Digital Sovereignty (co-authored) and Making America First in the Digital Economy: The Case for Engaging Europe; After Brexit: Alternate Forms of Brexit and their Implications (co-authored); Europe in 2022: Alternative Futures (co-authored); and Shoulder to Shoulder: Forging a Strategic US-EU Partnership (co-authored). She was the principal US-based organizer of the Wrocław Global Forum, held annually from 2010 to 2016 in Poland and is a frequent media commentator on European politics and transatlantic relations.
How to address the tension between the privacy rights of EU citizens and the US national security policy? Is an overhaul of US domestic privacy laws a likely possibility?
How can the USA and the EU work together to become standard-setters in the area of tech policy? Which are the key areas of common interest, and where are they likely to diverge? With data transfers being at the heart of the transatlantic economy, what should be the core provisions of a future transatlantic digital trade deal? (substitute for the cancelled Privacy Shield)