Umbrella Agreement (UA)

The EU-U.S. data protection Umbrella Agreement consists of a framework of principles and safeguards for trans-Atlantic transfers of personal data (such as criminal records, names and addresses) in relation to the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of criminal offences, including terrorism. The agreement seeks to satisfy two core objectives: first, to ensure a high level of data protection, and second, to promote greater cooperation between EU and U.S. law enforcement. On 29 April, the European Commission published a proposal on signing the Agreement on behalf of the EU.
Continue Reading European Commission Publishes Proposal for Signing the EU-U.S. Umbrella Agreement

The U.S. Judicial Redress Act has been signed into law by President Obama. The move marks an important step in data transfer relations between the EU and the United States, gives the green light to the EU-U.S. law enforcement data Umbrella Agreement and helps to underpin the Privacy Shield.

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