January 22, 2019

WASHINGTON – ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, commended the Trump administration’s nomination of Keith Krach to be Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment. Among other responsibilities, the person in this role serves as Ombudsperson in relation to the U.S.-EU Privacy Shield framework.

“The Privacy Shield framework is essential to promoting the free flow of data across borders, while upholding the privacy of individuals who entrust companies with their data,” said Josh Kallmer, ITI Executive Vice President of Policy. “Keith Krach’s nomination reinforces the United States’ commitment to supporting the continued success of the Privacy Shield and ensures that Europeans have recourse to a permanent Ombudsperson under the framework. We commend the Trump administration for advancing its recommendation for this critical role and urge the Senate to swiftly consider and confirm Mr. Krach’s nomination.”

Public Policy Tags: Data & Privacy