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Trump executive order threatens major EU-U.S. data privacy agreement, activists say

by Chris Bing

An executive order signed by President Donald Trump, Wednesday, curtails data privacy protections that were extended to foreigners during the Obama administration. Former U.S. President Barack Obama signed the Judicial Redress Act into law last year, effectively expanding the scope of the Privacy Act of 1974 — which governs the use, collection, maintenance and dissemination of personally identifiable information stored by the federal agencies.