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Proposed Bill Could Spur New Cross-Border Data Pact

  • USA Today, Thursday, January 28, 2016 4:40 PM

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill that would allow EU residents to sue U.S. authorities in federal court for privacy violations. If passed, the Judicial Redress Act could help pave the way for a new pact that would allow tech companies to transfer Europeans' data to servers in the U.S. The previous safe harbor pact was invalidated last year, largely due to former NSA contractor Ed Snowden's revelations about mass surveillance.

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