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Privacy Implications of President Trump’s Immigration Order

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On Wednesday, January 25, President Donald J. Trump directed federal agencies, “to the extent consistent with applicable law,” to ensure that “their privacy policies exclude persons who are not U.S. citizens or lawful...more

Trump Executive Order Spooks Privacy Shield Adherents and Privacy Community

by Reed Smith on

Data protection and privacy officials and interest groups across the globe produced a flurry of activity on social media this week. Countless tweets, blogs and articles have responded to President Trump’s executive order...more

Trump’s Executive Order Does Not Impact U.S. Privacy Shield Commitments

by Hogan Lovells on

Last Wednesday, President Trump signed an immigration-related Executive Order (EO) titled “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States” that, among other things, removed the ability of federal agencies to...more

AG Empowers EU Privacy Suits with Redress Act Designations

by Alston & Bird on

Earlier this week, the U.S. Attorney General designated 26 countries and the European Union as “covered countr[ies]” under the Judicial Redress Act. The Attorney General has simultaneously designated 13 “Federal agenc[ies] or...more

Privacy Shield – A Shield worth having?

by Fenwick & West LLP on

Earlier this week, the European Commission voted to formally approve the Privacy Shield—a set of principles agreed between the E.U. and the U.S. to enable certified U.S. companies to receive and process personal data from the...more

Privacy Shield Finalized - How Everyone Can Take Advantage of the New European Data Transfer Framework

by Bryan Cave on

The EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC (the “Directive”) creates the legal framework for national data-protection laws in each EU Member State. The Directive states that personal data may only be transferred to countries...more

European Commission Publishes Proposal for Signing the EU-U.S. Umbrella Agreement

by Reed Smith on

The EU-U.S. data protection Umbrella Agreement consists of a framework of principles and safeguards for trans-Atlantic transfers of personal data (such as criminal records, names and addresses) in relation to the prevention,...more

Privacy Shield Update: A Recap of Recent Developments

by BakerHostetler on

On April 13, 2016, the Article 29 Working Party (WP29), an influential group of European data protection authorities, issued a non-binding opinion that criticized certain elements of the fledgling Privacy Shield framework....more

Privacy Shield is on its Way

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

On March 17, 2016, the Civil Liberties Committee convened to discuss whether the Privacy Shield framework that will replace Safe Harbor provides adequate protection to the data of EU citizens. A number of experts were...more

Privacy Shield Released - How Employers Can Take Advantage of the New European Data Transfer Framework

by Bryan Cave on

Background - The EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC (the “Directive”) creates the legal framework for national data-protection laws in each EU member state. The Directive states that personal data may only be...more

President Obama Signs New Privacy Law – Judicial Redress Act

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

On February 24, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Judicial Redress Act giving citizens of certain “covered countries” access to U.S. courts to protect their privacy and take legal action against U.S. government...more

Passage of the U.S. Redress Act Raises Confidence in Privacy Protection for Transatlantic Data Flows

by Reed Smith on

The U.S. Judicial Redress Act has been signed into law by President Obama. The move marks an important step in data transfer relations between the EU and the United States, gives the green light to the EU-U.S. law enforcement...more

One Step Closer: Draft Text of EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Released March 1, 2016

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

The U.S. and EU are one step closer to implementing the new EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. On March 1, 2016, the European Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce announced the release of the legal texts that will put in place...more

The Judicial Redress Act of 2015 Becomes Law

by Morgan Lewis on

Passage of the Act facilitates two data-sharing agreements between the European Union and United States that will improve transatlantic business, privacy, and security. On February 24, the Judicial Redress Act of 2015...more

President Obama Gives EU Citizens Judicial Redress for Privacy Violations

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Judicial Redress Act (Act), signed into law on February 24, 2016, by President Obama, extends the privacy protections offered to U.S. citizens under the Privacy Act of 1974 to citizens of ''covered countries'' overseas....more

Rebuilding Trust with the Europeans After Snowden: Obama Signs New Privacy Law

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

The U.S. and E.U. are one step closer to entering into a new data transfer agreement. On February 24, 2016, President Barack Obama signed into legislation the Judicial Redress Act, giving citizens of certain allied countries,...more

President Obama Signs the Judicial Redress Act (H.R.1428/S.1600)

As part of implementing the EU-US Privacy Shield, on February 24, 2016, President Obama signed the Judicial Redress Act (H.R.1428/S.1600). This law is designed to give EU citizens the right to sue the U.S. government for...more

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Grows Stronger with Passing of Judicial Redress Act

by Baker Donelson on

On February 24, 2016, President Obama signed the Judicial Redress Act of 2015, and the United States took a major step toward formalizing the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. Negotiators for the United States and European Union...more

Judicial Redress Act Enacted

by Alston & Bird on

Yesterday evening, President Obama signed the Judicial Redress Act (“the Act”) into law. The Act extends the 1974 “Privacy Act” and provides qualifying non-U.S. individuals with limited rights to review, copy, and request...more

Congressional Bill Gives EU Citizens Recourse For Privacy Violations

by King & Spalding on

After clearing the House and Senate, the Judicial Redress Act was sent to President Obama on February 10, 2016, to be signed into law. The Act, which will provide foreign citizens the same judicial redress afforded to U.S....more

EU-US Privacy Shield: European Union and U.S. Reach Agreement in Principle for New Data Transfer Framework – But Uncertainty...

On February 2, 2016, the European Commission (EC) and the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced that they had reached agreement on a new data transfer safe harbor arrangement for the transfer of personal data from...more

Judicial Redress Act passes the House with the Senate Amendments

The amended Judicial Redress Act has passed the House and is on its way to the president to be signed into law. The Act, which we covered in an earlier blog post, gives citizens of foreign countries the same rights as US...more

Amended version of Judicial Redress Act passes the Senate; now goes back to the House

The US Senate passed the amended version of the Judicial Redress Act on February 9. The amendments, which tie the Umbrella Agreement to Safe Harbor 2.0 (now dubbed the US-EU “Privacy Shield”), now go back to the House for...more

Judicial Redress Act Would Extend Privacy Act Remedies to Citizens of Designated Foreign Nations

by Morgan Lewis on

The pending legislation would authorize the US Department of Justice to designate foreign countries to allow the citizens of such countries to bring civil actions against certain US agencies to access, amend, or redress...more

Safe Harbor 2.0 Agreement Reached; New Program to be Named “Privacy Shield”

On February 2, 2016, the European Commission announced that EU and US officials had reached an agreement to implement a program known as the EU-US Privacy Shield. Privacy Shield is designed to be the successor to the Safe...more

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