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US House passes bill giving EU citizens judicial redress

Wednesday 21 October 2015 | 10:05 CET | News
The US House of Representatives has passed a bill making it possible for non-EU citizens to seeks judicial redress in the US. The inability of non-US citizens to seek legal recourse in US courts for alleged violations of their rights was one of the main reasons for the EU Court of Justice to strike down earlier this month the 'safe harbour' agreement on the transfer of personal data to the US by companies operating in the EU. The Consumer Electronics Association welcomed the decision by Congress, saying the "commonsense" bill will help "restore international consumers' trust in American

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