THE TIME TO ACT ON JUDICIAL REDRESS IS NOW

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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.

Carl Carl Schonander is Senior Vice President for Global Public Policy.