There is a growing and strong business coalition urging action on the Judicial Redress Act. The coalition sent a letter to Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi today. We are hoping that the House of Representatives passes the Act through a suspension vote next week.
The Judicial Redress Act would facilitate cross-border data flows by expanding privacy rights to foreign nationals by giving them the possibility of judicial redress.
SIIA organized an event on June 10 with Congressmen Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and Conyers (D-MI) in support of the Judicial Redress Act. On September 10, we teamed up with CCIA and organized another event with Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Christopher Murphy (D-CT).
As we have written, the Judicial Redress Act would be good for U.S. industry because it would be an important element in restoring trust in transatlantic EU-U.S. data flows. Now is the time to do it in the wake of the October 6 Schrems decision, which imperils transatlantic data flows for thousands of companies.