House Passes Bill To Extend US Privacy Rights To EU Citizens

By Emily Field (February 10, 2016, 3:22 PM EST) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed legislation that would give European Union citizens the right to sue over U.S. privacy violations related to information shared with the U.S. for law enforcement purposes, unanimously agreeing to a recently tacked-on amendment.

In a Tuesday evening voice vote, the U.S. Senate had passed H.R. 1428, the Judicial Redress Act, which includes a recently tacked-on amendment that would extend the right to sue only to citizens of countries that allow commercial data to flow between the U.S. and the EU. Now that the House has agreed to the amended version, the bill heads to...

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