The Senate will consider the nomination of Dan Coats for Director of National Intelligence this week.
Before approving him, the Senate needs to ensure that he will prioritize helping American businesses — particularly in the tech industry — operate in a global commercial environment. And that means respecting Obama-era privacy protections to govern intelligence collection.
Many large American businesses transfer significant amounts of data between the U.S. and Europe in their daily operations. This includes the large tech companies — think Facebook and Google — but also includes retailers, financial institutions, and other everyday businesses that have operations in Europe and that transfer payroll data, HR data, sales data, and other forms of information.
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