The EU-US “umbrella agreement” has been agreed between EU and US negotiators, providing a data protection framework for personal data transfers for law enforcement and terrorism purposes. This agreement is intended to guarantee a high level of protection to personal data when it is transferred to law enforcement authorities in the US, and, in particular, provides that EU citizens will have the right to enforce their rights in their own personal data in US courts. The umbrella agreement has been initialled and will be formally signed once the US Congress has passed the Judicial Redress Bill.

European Commission’s press release