EPIC Sues for Release of Secret EU-US "Umbrella Agreement"

EPIC has sued the Department of Justice to obtain a secret agreement between the United States and the European Union concerning the transfer of personal information. US and EU officials finalized the so-called "Umbrella Agreement" in September, but had kept the final document secret even as Congress was voting on provisions to implement the text. "The DOJ has withheld from the public the text of an Agreement that is central to legislation currently pending before Congress and critical to a related negotiation between the United States and the European Union that implicates the fundamental rights of Americans and Europeans" wrote EPIC in the FOIA lawsuit.

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