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EU officials were quite inflated when voting on the adoption of the agreement. The European Commission press release describes this as a “historic” and “unique” agreement, which “guarantees a high level of protection of the personal data of EU citizens transmitted to judicial and police authorities on the other side of the Atlantic”. And Jan Philipp Albrecht, MEP in charge of reviewing the agreement and rapporteur of the General Data Protection Regulation, said the agreement would guarantee “high and binding standards and strong rights for citizens on both sides of the Atlantic” and “take data protection with the United States to a new level.” Agreement between the EU and the United States on protection standards for the transfer of personal data between law enforcement agencies between the EU and the US The EU-US agreement, known as the “Umbrella Agreement”, is a framework for the transatlantic transfer of data between the US and the EU. The proposed objective of the agreement is to provide guarantees of protection of personal data transmitted between the EU and the United States. The agreement provides a number of safeguards for personal data when exchanged between police and criminal justice services, including: the full text of the US-EU agreement on the protection of personal data on the prevention, detection, detection, detection and prosecution of criminal offences (Umbrella Agreement) was first published by Statewatch. On 14 September 2015, the European Parliament published the unofficial version of the agreement. EPIC follows the publication of the document by U.S. and European agencies. On 8 September 2015, European and US officials announced that they had reached a data protection agreement for transatlantic criminal investigations. The EUROPEAN Commissioner for Justice said: “Once this agreement is in force, it will guarantee a high level of protection for all personal data if it is transferred between law enforcement agencies across the Atlantic.” Despite the announcements, neither U.S. officials nor their European counterparts have made the text of the agreement public. It is significant that the Umbrella agreement requires an amendment to the U.S.
Privacy Act of 1974 before it has a legal effect.