European Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova tells Bloomberg that the bloc would consider suspending its Privacy Shield agreement with the United States if it felt the U.S. wasn't standing by its part of the bargain:

"I will not hesitate to do it. There's too much at stake."

Why it matters: The deal calms fears in Europe about privacy violations and eases the way for companies to store user data in a country other than the one where the user lives. But language in one of President Trump's executive orders has some worried that the administration could undermine the privacy rights of foreign nationals.

What's next: Bloomberg reports Jourova has a trip to Washington in the works for later this month. She said it would take a "significant change" to see the deal suspended.

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U.S. hits highest daily COVID-19 case count since pandemic began

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The U.S. confirmed at least 83,010 coronavirus cases on Friday, the country's highest daily total since the pandemic started, according to data from the COVID Tracking Project.

By the numbers: Friday's total surpassed the U.S.'s previous record set on July 17 when 76,842 cases were recorded. 

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Why it matters: At the beginning of the pandemic, the task force, led by Vice President Mike Pence, met every day, but in the "last several weeks," members have held virtual meetings once a week, Fauci said, even as the number of new cases continues to surge in the country.