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Undressing the Judicial Redress Act

Congress has taken a critical step in implementing its obligations under the recently announced EU-U.S. Privacy Shield through Wednesday night’s passage of the Judicial Redress Act in the House of Representatives. The Act passed by unanimous consent and is the latest step in a bipartisan effort to put in place a new data transfer framework with the EU following last October’s toppling of the 15-year old U.S.-EU Safe Harbor by the European Court of Justice.  The ECJ’s holding sparked a prompt reaction from policy and business leaders on both sides of the Atlantic to implement a new data transfer framework, which was answered in the form of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield announced in early February. One of the key elements of the Privacy Shield is the U.S. promise that EU citizens will be given avenues to redress misuse of personal data.

Read the full post in our companion blog, PH Privacy