September 9, 2015

​Europeans to Win the Right to Sue in US Courts Over Privacy Breaches

Europeans will soon be able to sue US authorities that improperly handle their personal data in local courts.

Europeans whose data has been mishandled by US authorities will soon have the right to take legal action in the US courts. EU citizens' right to seek legal redress in the US comes as part of a new EU-US data protection agreement covering instances where EU citizens' personal data is involved in US criminal and terrorism investigations. The deal brings rights of EU citizens in line with those of US citizens, who can sue in European courts for similar privacy breaches.

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