Enhanced data protection rights for EU citizens in law enforcement cooperation : EU and US sign "Umbrella agreement"
EU News 196/2016
Council of the EU
On 2 June 2016, the European Union and the United States of America signed the so-called "Umbrella agreement" which puts in place a comprehensive high-level data protection framework for criminal law enforcement cooperation. The agreement improves, in particular, EU citizens' rights by providing equal treatment with US citizens when it comes to judicial redress rights before US courts.
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Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of the United States, on the left, Ard van der Steur, Dutch Minister for Security and Justice, in the center, and Věra Jourová, on the right, during the signature of the UE-US Umbrella data protection agreement, at the National Maritime Museum. Shoot location: Amsterdam Shoot date: 02/06/2016 URL