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February 26, 2016

26 February 2016

President Obama Signs Judicial Redress Act

On Wednesday, February 24, President Obama signed the Judicial Redress Act into law.  “What it does in the simplest terms is makes sure that everybody’s data is protected in the strongest possible way with our privacy laws—not only American citizens, but also foreign citizens,” President Obama said at signing.  “We take our privacy seriously.  And along with our commitment to innovation, that’s one of the reasons that global companies and entrepreneurs want to do business here.” According to EU Commissioner Věra Jourová, “The signature of the Judicial Redress Act by President Obama is a historic achievement in our efforts to restore trust in transatlantic data flows . . . . It will strengthen privacy, while ensuring legal certainty for transatlantic data exchanges between police and criminal justice authorities. This is crucial to keep Europeans safe through efficient and robust cooperation between the EU and the U.S. in the fight against crime and terrorism.”

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