Extract from Sara Merken’s article “Cross Border Data Transfers: Privacy Shield Review Up This Week”
Manisha Singh, a top State Department official, has assumed the duties of ombudsperson for the Eu-U.S. Privacy Shield, a program that eases the flow transatlantic data transfers for U.S. companies.
The ombudsperson position is required under the Privacy Shield program, which will undergo its second annual review Oct. 18-19 in Brussels. A State Department spokesperson told Bloomberg Law Oct. 5 that Singh will take part in the review.
Singh was designated the acting under secretary for economic growth, energy, and the environment and also the Privacy Shield Sept. 28, according to the State Department website.