For Immediate Release:
SIIA Congratulates Senators Hatch and Murphy on Passage of Judicial Redress Act
Washington D.C. (Feb. 10, 2016) – The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal association representing the software and digital content industries, today congratulated Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) on Senate passage of the Judicial Redress Act (H.R. 1428), legislation which extends core benefits of the Privacy Act to select U.S. allies with regard to information shared with the U.S. for law enforcement purposes.
Mark MacCarthy, SIIA’s Senior Vice President of Public Policy, issued the following statement:
"By allowing citizens of European nations and other designated U.S. allies procedural privacy protections similar to those offered to U.S. citizens in Europe, the United States can provide equal privacy rights to our allied trading partners and foster global economic progress.
"Last week, EU and U.S. negotiators reached agreement on the 'EU-US Privacy Shield,' a critical agreement which sets an essential legal and political foundation for the free flow of data across international borders. Enactment of the Judicial Redress Act is key to final approval of the Privacy Shield, as well as implementation of the ‘umbrella’ agreement on data transfers for law enforcement purposes between the U.S. and E.U.
"SIIA congratulates bill sponsors, Senators Hatch and Murphy, and other members of the Senate on passage of the Judicial Redress Act. We look forward to quick enactment of this important legislation."
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