29 Jun '14, 11am

US to seek data protection for EU citizens

US to seek data protection for EU citizens

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The Obama administration will seek to introduce legislation that grants Europeans the same privacy protection rights as U.S. citizens when their data is being transferred to the U.S. for law enforcement purposes, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday. The U.S. and EU have been negotiating since March 2011 on the protection of personal data in such cases, which include transferring data of European citizens to the U.S. for crime prevention, prosecution, investigation and combating terrorism. The EU argues that its citizens who do not live in the U.S. should have the same rights as US citizens living in the EU. "The Obama administration is committed to seeking legislation that would ensure that ... EU citizens would have the same right to seek judicial redress for intentional or willful disclosures of protected information, and for refusal t...

Full article: http://www.ecnmag.com/news/2014/06/us-seek-data-protectio...

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