Tag Archives: United States

Privacy Concerns Call For Change on How Data Moves Across the Atlantic

BY ASHLEY MORALES – The United States-European Union Safe Harbor Framework stemmed from the European Commission’s Directive on Data Protection, which went into effect in 1998.[1] The Directive prohibited the transfer of personal data to non-European Union countries that did not meet the adequacy standard for privacy protection.[2] The European Union has relied on comprehensive […]

A Change in the Tide: Obama’s Foreign Policy Goal to Renew Cuban-US Relations Sparks Domestic Challenges

BY MELISSA JORDON – The United States placed an embargo on Cuba in 1961. Over half a century later, on December 17, 2014, President Barack Obama ordered diplomatic relations be opened with Cuba as a result of a prisoner exchange negotiated with Raúl Castro and mediated by Pope Francis.[1] The executive order from the White House […]

The WTO Passed Down Its Third Adverse Ruling Against The United States Country Of Origin Labeling Statute And One More US Appeal Could Trigger Retaliatory Tariffs.

BY AUDREY DIAS – On October 20, 2014, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled that the United States’ amended country-of-origin labeling requirements for beef and pork products are discriminatory and in violation of international fair trade rules.[1] This is the third adverse WTO ruling since 2011 against the United States in the ongoing dispute over its COOL […]