June 7, 2017

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TechNet Statement on the Nomination of Christopher Wray as F.B.I. Director

Washington — TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives, today highlighted the impact the next Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) will have on the U.S. technology industry, and stressed the importance of safeguarding Americans' digital privacy rights. 

“With the nomination of Christopher Wray as Director of the F.B.I., the responsibility now falls on the United States Senate to ensure the nominee will do everything in his power to protect the American people and uphold the rule of law,” said Linda Moore, president and CEO of TechNet.  “Because of the F.B.I.'s increasing engagement with the technology industry, this confirmation process must explore Mr. Wray’s views on digital privacy rights, encryption technologies, and needed reforms to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act that account for modern advances in cloud computing.  We congratulate Mr. Wray on his nomination and look forward to hearing his views on these and other critical issues for the innovation economy and our nation.” 

About TechNet
TechNet is the national, bipartisan network of technology CEOs and senior executives that promotes the growth of the innovation economy by advocating a targeted policy agenda at the federal and 50-state level.  TechNet’s diverse membership includes dynamic startups to the most iconic companies on the planet and represents more than 2.5 million employees in the fields of information technology, e-commerce, advanced energy, biotechnology, venture capital, and finance.  TechNet has offices in Washington, D.C., Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Sacramento, Austin, Boston, Seattle, Albany, and Tallahassee.

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