Judicial Redress Act of 2015, which could facilitate data sharing US-EU, on its way to approval

2014-09-07 18.05.24On October 20, 2015, the House of Representatives moved to the Senate a bipartisan bill, the Judicial Redress Act of 2015, which would extend some of the protections of the Privacy Act of 1974 to citizens of certain foreign countries so that they could pursue their privacy rights in US courts. More information on the rights set forth by the Act is available here.

The Bill (H.R.1428) was received in the Senate, read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary (here).

The adoption of the Bill is of particular importance now that the EU Court of Justice considered the Safe Harbour decision invalid (see here). It would allow EU-US sharing of law enforcement information.

H.R.1428 – Judicial Redress Act of 2015, is available at https://www.congress.gov…

More information on Safe Harbour is available at http://www.technethics.com…

For more information, Francesca Giannoni-Crystal

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