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U.S. will allow EU citizens to sue over data privacy
Reuters ^ | June 25, 2014 | by Renee Maltezou

Posted on 06/25/2014 7:40:18 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

The United States will enact legislation giving European Union citizens the right to sue in the United States if they think their private data was released or misused, the U.S attorney general said on Wednesday.

"The Obama administration is committed to seeking legislation that would ensure that ... EU citizens would have the same right to seek judicial redress for intentional or wilful disclosures of protected information and for refusal to grant access or to rectify any errors in that information, as would a U.S citizen," Attorney General Eric Holder told reporters.

"This commitment - which has long been sought by the EU - reflects our resolve to move forward," he said after a meeting of EU and U.S. justice and home affairs ministers in Greece, which holds the rotating EU presidency.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: doj; eu; europe; holder; liberty; nsa; privacy
How much of this redistribution of wealth be borne by the US taxpayer??
1 posted on 06/25/2014 7:40:18 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Taxpayers to the world. That’s us.


2 posted on 06/25/2014 7:40:58 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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Let me guess, they can sue Google and Amazon but the NSA and IRS will be immune.
3 posted on 06/25/2014 7:45:56 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (The IRS: either criminally irresponsible in backup procedures or criminally responsible of coverup.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hey we’re spied on more than any EU citizen. Where’s OUR cut? And we should be inline first. All FRpers are spied on.


4 posted on 06/25/2014 7:49:23 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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Will, eh?

“The Obama administration is committed to seeking legislation that would ensure that ... EU citizens would have the same right to seek judicial redress for intentional or wilful disclosures of protected information and for refusal to grant access or to rectify any errors in that information, as would a U.S citizen,” Attorney General Eric Holder told reporters.”

So how much of the Obama administration’s legislation has passed lately?


5 posted on 06/25/2014 8:49:05 AM PDT by proxy_user
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The Obama administration is committed to seeking legislation that would ensure that... EU citizens would have the same right to seek judicial redress for intentional or wilful disclosures of protected information and for refusal to grant access or to rectify any errors in that information, as would a U.S citizen

Even as we speak, the government is translating its standard "bed-bug letter" complaint response into French, German, etc.

6 posted on 06/26/2014 7:18:48 AM PDT by koanhead
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