April 28, 2015

WASHINGTON – Today the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), the global voice for the technology sector's leading companies, joined a multi-tech association letter urging congressional leaders to pass bipartisan legislation that extends certain privacy protections under the Privacy Act of 1974 to citizens of certain allied countries. In citing its support for H.R. 1428, the Judicial Redress Act, ITI says restoring the global public’s trust in the U.S. government and the U.S. technology sector that has been eroded over the past two years should be top of mind for lawmakers.

“We ask lawmakers to put all individuals on an equal footing when it comes to seeking redress in U.S. courts for violations relating to their information,” said Yael Weinman, ITI vice president for global privacy policy and general counsel. “In an age of global connectivity, affording individuals certain rights in protecting their privacy under the Privacy Act should not be limited to individuals in the U.S.”

ITI has been strongly encouraging lawmakers to extend core privacy protections to consumers both inside the United States and around the globe, renewing its call on Data Privacy Day earlier this year for the new Congress to act.

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Public Policy Tags: Data & Privacy