The Senate Judiciary Committee delayed its examination of the Judicial Redress Act, The Hill reports, until the next committee meeting, thought to be sometime after January 1. The bill, which is considered uncontroversial, is a prerequisite to the so-called EU-U.S. Umbrella Agreement. The agreement would facilitate data sharing among law enforcement between both regions to combat terrorism and criminal investigations, and the bill would give European citizens the right to take legal action in the U.S. if they believe their personal data was misused. The leaders of 16 different technology trade associations penned a letter of support for the legislation, calling the bill “the last hurdle" to “finalizing the agreement on transferring data between governments,” Broadcasting & Cable reports.
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