SIIA Supports the September Review of the EU-US Privacy Shield in Washington, D.C.

For Immediate Release:
SIIA CONTACT: Diane Pinto, (202) 789-4480

SIIA Supports the September 18-19 Review of the EU-US Privacy Shield in Washington, D.C. 

Washington, D.C. (September 15, 2017) – The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal association for the software and digital content industries, welcomes the United States and European Union review of the Privacy Shield that will take place on September 18-19 .

SIIA Vice President for Public Policy, Mark MacCarthy, issued the following statement:

“The Privacy Shield is already a success with nearly 2500 companies already signed up with more companies potentially joining.  SIIA considers it to be an excellent way for companies to engage in the economically crucial exchange of data flows between the European Union and the United States.  By facilitating these flows, the Privacy Shield strongly enhances the immense value of the Internet and Transatlantic Data Flows for U.S. and EU trade and investment.

“SIIA commends and welcomes the leadership and work of Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross; Acting Under Secretary of Commerce, Israel Hernandez; Deputy Assistant Secretary, James M Sullivan; European Commissioner, Vera Jourova; European Commission Director General, Tiina Astola; Head of Unit, Bruno Gencarelli; and their respective teams in preparing for the first annual review of the Privacy Shield.  We stand ready to continue to help the U.S. and EU delegations in any way possible to make the review a success.”


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