Congress Aims To Convert EU Skeptics With New Privacy Law

Law360, New York (February 11, 2016, 10:20 PM EST) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday sent to the president’s desk legislation that will give European Union citizens the right to sue the U.S. government for alleged privacy violations, a modest olive branch that jump-starts the process of rebuilding confidence that data moving across the Atlantic is secure.

The House’s action came only a day after the Senate approved the same version of H.R. 1428, the Judicial Redress Act. The bill is designed to empower citizens of designated foreign countries to request access to records shared by their governments with a U.S. federal agency in the course of a criminal...

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