House OKs Bill Extending Data Privacy Rights To Foreigners

Law360, Washington (October 20, 2015, 5:31 PM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation Tuesday that would give certain foreign citizens the right to sue over U.S. privacy violations related to shared law enforcement data, intended to help salvage a U.S.-European Union data sharing pact recently invalidated by Europe's highest court.

House lawmakers passed H.R. 1428, the Judicial Redress Act, in a voice vote, after strong urging from chief sponsor Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., who argued on Tuesday it was crucial to U.S. law enforcement and business, and would help to restore trust between the U.S. and EU, in turn paying "huge economic and diplomatic dividends."

"The [bill]...

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