CCIA Welcomes The Judicial Redress Act of 2015

BY Christian Borggreen
April 9, 2015

CCIA supports the bipartisan Judicial Redress Act of 2015 as introduced by Representatives Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and Conyers (D-MI).

This Act is crucial to help restore global trust in the U.S. government and, by extension, in the U.S. tech industry which is a major contributor to U.S. exports and U.S. growth.

Under existing laws, non-U.S. citizens do not have the right to challenge possible misuse of their data by the U.S. government in U.S. courts.  However, American citizens enjoy this right in some other countries, including most European Member States.  This bill corrects this imbalance by allowing the Attorney General to extend U.S. judicial redress protections to citizens of selected third countries.

The Judicial Redress Act of 2015 would in particular help restore trust with citizens of the U.S.’ biggest trading partner, the European Union.  We believe the bill could help finalise long-standing EU-U.S. negotiations on an improved framework for data transfers pertaining to law enforcement and counter-terrorism purposes.

In short, the Judicial Redress Act of 2015 enhances citizens’ privacy rights and increases consumers’ trust in the U.S. Government and in the U.S. tech industry.

CCIA will now work in partnership with other tech associations and civil society to encourage Congress to pass the Judicial Redress Act of 2015.

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