On December 18, 2015, ACC, its Information Governance; IT, Privacy and eCommerce; and Law Department Management Committees, as well as 282 general counsel, signed a letter urging the United States Senate leadership to enact the Judicial Redress Act of 2015, a critical step towards reestablishing the U.S.-E.U. Safe Harbor data privacy program. The U.S.-E.U. Safe Harbor program was invalidated by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in the Maximillian Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner decision. The ECJ’s decision specifically noted the lack of any means of judicial remedy for European citizens who have been harmed by the U.S. government’s collection or use of their personal data. The Judicial Redress Act of 2015 is narrowly tailored to provide that remedy.
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