The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has filed a complaint alleging the federal government is not responding to a Freedom of Information Act (FIOA) request EPIC filed in September to obtain the full text of the so-called Umbrella agreement with the EU, Courthouse News Service reports. The potential deal between the U.S. and EU would pave the way for data sharing among law enforcement, and hinges on the U.S. government passing the Judicial Redress Act. “The stated aim of the negotiators is to ensure the privacy protections and redress rights afforded to U.S. persons under the Privacy Act of 1974 are available to non-U.S. persons,” EPIC stated in its complaint. “However, the text of the Judicial Redress Act does not support this conclusion. The public release of the text of the agreement is therefore critical to determine the reason for the legislation.”
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