Today EPIC urged the Senate Judiciary Committee to postpone action on the Judicial Redress Act until the Department of Justice releases a secret data transfer agreement on which the bill is based. The so-called Umbrella Agreement outlines data transfers between law enforcement agencies in Europe and the United States. EPIC has sued the DOJ for release of the document. EPIC also urged the Senate Committee to conduct a public hearing on Privacy Act modernization following the massive data breach at the office of Personnel and Management.EPIC previously wrote to the House Judiciary Committee to recommend updates to the Privacy Act.
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by Ryan Calo, A. Michael Froomkin,