Senate Postpones Action on Weak EU-US Privacy Measure

The Senate Judiciary Committee has "held over" the Judicial Redress Act, industry-sponsored legislation regarding the transfer of personal data on Europeans to the United States. European legal experts have stated that the measure does not provide meaningful protections for the data of Europeans. Forty NGOS have recommended substantial changes to privacy law in the US and the EU to make possible the continuation of transborder data flows. EPIC has also recommended specific changes to the Judicial Redress Act. European data protection agencies are expected to begin enforcement actions against US companies after January 30, 2016. According to Govtrack, the Judicial Redress Act has a "1% chance of being enacted."

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