EU and US to protect citizens’ data on more equal grounds




The European Commission and the US promise to personal data exchanged over and over again for tracking purposes, will protect better. Among other European citizens have the same opportunities as US recovery to privacy violations.

The ‘umbrella agreement’, as the European Commission, the system of agreed rules called, must exchanged personal information like names, addresses and criminal background better protection. The EU and the US exchange this data for the prevention and investigation of crimes.

When an infringement of the processing of personal data on Americans, citizens can get redress at European courts, but the opposite is now not so. The new agreement must ensure more equitable offer. EU citizens will be able to go to US courts and the US authorities deny them access to their data, which refuse to modify their data or data Reveal unlawful.

Under certain conditions, the right of citizens to information exchanged appearing in relating to them, though the Commission does not explain what those terms exactly. Furthermore promise the EU and the US exchanged information not be used for purposes other than criminal investigations and the data no longer than necessary to preserve. Such retention period should make the public authorities. When forwarding data of Americans and Europeans to countries in other parts of the world, permission is now required from the country where the data originally came from.

Furthermore, the agreement must ensure that authorities inform each other when privacy breaches with regard to the data exchanged. If necessary, also the person against whom the offense has to be informed relate. The European Parliament already called for in 2009 to better protection of data at exchange with the US.


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