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January 31 2017

EU-US Reach Data Transfer Agreement

EU-US data protection framework, known as the "Umbrella Agreement" has been as backed by a large majority in a European Civil Liberties Committee. The deal will ensure data protection standards for data exchanged by police and law enforcement across the Atlantic.

The Umbrella Agreement covers the transfer of all personal data, such as names, addresses or criminal records, exchanged between the EU and US for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of criminal offenses, including terrorism.

The agreement ensures that citizens on both sides of the Atlantic will have the right to be informed of data security breaches, have inaccurate information corrected and seek judicial redress at court.