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National Security Conversations: Get Smart About Sensitive Personal Data

In addition to its other responsibilities, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) reviews certain transactions involving U.S. companies that store or collect sensitive personal information about citizens that may pose a threat to national security. As defined by CFIUS, “sensitive personal data” includes, among other things, financial data, biometrics, health data, and geolocation data.

Vinson & Elkins’ national security practitioner Rick Sofield and commercial litigator Crystal Stapley examine each category and explain how CFIUS defines “sensitive personal data” for the purposes of evaluating transactions.

This information is provided by Vinson & Elkins LLP for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended, nor should it be construed, as legal advice.