WASHINGTON – Today, ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, hosted European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Věra Jourová for a roundtable to discuss transatlantic privacy issues and other critical policies affecting the technology industry in the European Union and worldwide.
“Europe continues to drive the global conversation on privacy and data protection,” said Jason Oxman, ITI’s President and CEO. “We thank Commissioner Jourová and her team for this important and timely discussion today, and for their continued work in supporting ongoing privacy efforts, including the Privacy Shield and the implementation of GDPR. Our industry remains committed to the shared goal of enacting interoperable, high-standard privacy regimes that enhance transparency, increase consumer control, promote security, and manage privacy risk for people in Europe and across the globe. We look forward to continuing to work with Commissioner Jourová and her colleagues on forging policy solutions that advance strong privacy protections while allowing data to flow across the Atlantic and globally to encourage innovation, job creation, and economic growth.”
The roundtable featured ITI members, representatives from the European Commission, and ITI leaders and staff. Topics examined at the roundtable included GDPR implementation, ITI’s efforts to advance U.S. federal privacy legislation, ITI’s privacy framework efforts, the proposed e-Privacy Regulation, and the Privacy Shield framework.