U.S. Justice Department

This week we are pleased to have a guest post by Robinson+Cole Business Transaction Group lawyer Tiange (Tim) Chen.

On February 28, 2024, the Justice Department published an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) to seek public comments on the establishment of a new regulatory regime to restrict U.S. persons from transferring bulk sensitive

German auto manufacturer Volkswagen (VW) is reportedly using German privacy laws to resist turning over its top executives’ internal corporate emails and other communication materials to United States attorneys general and U.S. Justice Department officials investigating the company’s excess emissions scandal.

VW’s position is not surprising. It is well known that Germany’s data privacy laws