Jason Biros served as Legal Adviser to the United States Mission to the European Union from 2015 to 2018, where he advised actively on international, U.S., and EU law relating to all aspects of EU-U.S.relations. In particular, he focused substantially on the fundamental rights aspects of various data protection and data transfer matters that have emerged as significant transatlantic policy and legal challenges, including the negotiation and implementation of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, European litigation regarding the protection of personal data from governmental access both in Europe and when transferred outside the European Union, and U.S. government and private sector responses to European legislative initiatives in the fields of privacy, data protection, and digital economy.
Among his more specific interests are the transatlantic aspects of the intersection of privacy interests and governmental access to data for law enforcement and national security purposes. Before arriving at the U.S. Mission and in Brussels, he worked in the United States Department of State's Office of the Legal Adviser in Washington, D.C., in the Office for Law Enforcement and Intelligence as primary legal counsel to the Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research. In this role, he provided advice regarding U.S. and international law on a broad range of intelligence matters, including intelligence collection and analysis and intelligence sharing. He also advised on various transnational law enforcement matters, including extradition, mutual legal assistance, and law enforcement cooperation between the United States and Europe. Prior to joining the Office of the Legal Adviser, he worked in private practice in Washington, and was a clerk at the International Court of Justice in The Hague.