Judicial Redress Act of 2015 amended to apply only to countries allowing commercial data to flow between the U.S. and the EU

On January 28, 2016, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved an amended version of the Judicial Redress Act (Bill H.R. 1428).2014-09-07 18.05.24

The Bill gives to citizens of certain countries a right to pursue their privacy rights in US courts. To be true, the Bill empowers the Attorney General to identify those countries whose citizens enjoy privacy protection.

The amendment is the requirement that to receive this protection the countries seeking the safeguards are required to obtain the U.S. AG’s certification that they “permit commercial data transfers with the United States and may not impede the national security interests of the United States”.

Assuming the Senate passes the legislation, which is probable, the Bill will have to go back to the House to be approved.

For more information, Francesca Giannoni-Crystal

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