(Bloomberg) -- U.S. officials pledged their commitment to a trans-Atlantic data transfer pact that companies around the world depend on, as uncertainty grew over whether this would remain the case after Donald Trump’s stunning victory in the U.S. presidential election.

“We have a real expectation that a new administration would come in and follow through on” what’s been done, Ted Dean, deputy assistant secretary for services at the U.S. Department of Commerce told a privacy conference in Brussels Wednesday. Any move away from the commitments the U.S. has made after long negotiations with the European Union would face “tremendous pressure” from industry, he said.

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