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Undressing the Judicial Redress Act

February 11, 2016

By Noah Simmons

Congress has taken a critical step in implementing its obligations under the

through Wednesday night’s passage of the Judicial Redress Act in the House of Representatives. The Act 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 by the European Court of Justice.  The ECJ’s holding sparked a prompt 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.