February 10, 2016


TechNet Applauds Passage of the Judicial Redress Act

Washington, D.C. — TechNet, the bipartisan policy and political network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives, today applauded the House for passing the Judicial Redress Act by unanimous consent and sending it to President Obama to be signed into law.

“Passage of the Judicial Redress Act is an important step forward in restoring global public trust in the American government and tech companies,” said Linda Moore, president and CEO of TechNet.  “Passing this legislation was a matter of basic fairness, and doing so by unanimous consent sends a strong message that Congress respects the privacy concerns of our European allies.  Once this legislation is signed into law, the U.S. and EU can finalize the important law enforcement Umbrella Agreement.” 

“TechNet applauds the House for acting swiftly to pass this crucial piece of legislation.  We urge President Obama to sign the Judicial Redress Act into law as soon as possible.”

The Judicial Redress Act is an integral part of the adoption of the U.S.-EU data protection Umbrella Agreement, which puts in place a comprehensive high-level data protection framework for U.S.-EU law enforcement cooperation.  The legislation grants protections to records shared by the EU and designated countries with U.S. law enforcement for criminal investigations and extends legal remedies to those countries’ citizens who believe their records have been improperly handled by U.S. authorities. 

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