Judicial Redress Act signed into law by President Obama

defaultOn February 24, 2016, President Barack Obama signed the Judicial Redress Act into law, so granting the citizens of certain allied countries the same protection of US citizens under the Privacy Act.

The full title of the Bill is: “To extend Privacy Act remedies to citizens of certified states, and for other purposes.”

The President commented: “The bill I’m about to sign is entitled the Judicial Redress Act bill.  And what it does in the simplest terms is makes sure that everybody’s data is protected in the strongest possible way with our privacy laws — not only American citizens, but also foreign citizens.” Watch here the video of President Obama signing the Act. Here is the transcript of his speech.

Here the history of this important bipartisan Bill, introduced on March 18, 2015.

Text of the Judicial Redress Act         BILLS-114hr1428enr

For more information, Francesca Giannoni-Crystal.

 

 

 

More on the Judicial Redress Act here, here, here, and here.