America Delayed Bill on EU Data Privacy PactAdded: Monday, January 25th, 2016
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The Senate delayed a bill that would grant the United States privacy rights to Europeans. This turn of events may complicate negotiations over a broader trans-Atlantic data transfer deal that was supposed to be completed in January.
Apparently, the Judicial Redress Act is held from a scheduled vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Act would allow citizens of European allied countries to sue over data privacy in the US. In the meantime, passage of the law is regarded as an important step toward securing new “safe harbor” legislation after the previous law was struck down by a top EU court in 2015 amid concerns about surveillance of the United States.
Previously, over 4,000 companies, including tech giants, have been relying on the 15-year-old policy to freely transfer information between the US and Europe, which has far stricter rules on the privacy of personal data. However, that policy was ruled invalid a few months ago by the EU Court of Justice, which cited Snowden’s revelations about mass surveillance carried out by the United States. As a result, the US and EU had time until the end of January to strike a new deal for transferring personal information.
However, the fears are that the new agreement will not be completed in time, so the US Information Technology Industry Council representing major tech firms had to send its executives to Europe to press for a quick resolution. They are supposed to meet with government and data protection authorities in various European cities ahead of the deadline. The EU privacy regulators will meet on February 2 to agree on whether they should begin enforcement action against firms if the data transfer violates European law and there is no new policy in place.
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