Trump's Security Focus To Hamper Corporate Privacy Efforts

Law360, New York (November 9, 2016, 2:38 AM EST) -- President-elect Donald Trump's preoccupation with national security is likely to stymie multinationals' increasing efforts to shield their customers' data from government eyes and could interfere with the trans-Atlantic data-transfer deal known as the Privacy Shield, but his hard-line stance against hackers and opposition to strict regulation could be a silver lining for businesses.

With his victory Tuesday night over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, Trump is poised to take over the presidency at a time when headlines have been dominated by cyberattacks on targets ranging from the Democratic National Committee to Yahoo Inc., as well as a raging debate over how far...

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