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See: EU-US Summit (Brussels, 26 March 2014) and EU-US relations (Press release, pdf). Near the end of the press release, under the heading: "Rebuilding trust" it says:

"the negotiations on the "umbrella agreement" on data protection in the area of law enforcement cooperation should be completed by summer 2014 as jointly agreed at the EU-US Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial in November. After 18 negotiating rounds the main issue which remains is the right of judicial redress that should be granted by the US to EU citizens not resident in the US. The Umbrella Agreement should provide a high level of protection including an opportunity for EU citizens to have recourse to judicial redress and enforceable rights with regard to their personal data when it has been transferred to the US in a law enforcement context. US citizens have such judicial redress rights in the EU."

It is hard to see how the EU-USA "umbrella agreement" on data protection covering law enforcement could be "completed by summer 2014" when the EU is unlikely to adopt the new Regulation on data protection before the end of 2014 (or the Directive on LEA personal data exchanges within the EU) if then and when there has been no resolution of the myriad of unanswered questions arising from ongoing Snowden revelations.

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