The House has passed the Judicial Redress Act (the “Act”) – an important gesture from the US in relation to the new Privacy Shield framework brought into place earlier this month. The Act passed was amended slightly from the initial proposed bill and included a limit  on the privacy protections only to countries that have signed off on major data transfer agreements with the US and whose policies do not impede US national security interests. The Act provides judicial redress for European citizens that have had their privacy rights infringed by the US government and will allow them to review and correct information held on them by federal agencies.

Judicial Redress Act