We Applaud The House Passage of Judicial Redress Act
Act Will Help Restore Global Confidence in the U.S. Internet Infrastructure Sector.
On behalf of our more than 80 member companies who build and maintain the infrastructure of the Internet, we commend the House for quickly passing this important legislation.
Comments from David Snead, Co-Founder and Public Policy Chair of the i2Coalition:
“Since the revelation of the NSA’s widespread and warrantless surveillance, the U.S. digital infrastructure sector has seen a decline in international trust and the effects have been far-reaching. American businesses have faced significant burdens – from customer loss to additional trade restrictions – because of unnecessarily intrusive surveillance by the U.S. government. While passage of the USA FREEDOM Act, which helped put an end to the egregious domestic bulk data collection by the NSA, was a critical step forward, there is more work to be done.
The Judicial Redress Act will go a long way in restoring international trust and ensuring American businesses have the means to further promote innovation, better serve consumers and continue to robustly contribute to the U.S. economy. Further, the Act is a precondition that provides a much-needed umbrella agreement between the U.S. and EU on improving the framework for data transfers between law enforcement agencies. We believe the Act takes vital steps forward to ensure the continued competitiveness of U.S. businesses and we urge the Senate to swiftly pass this legislation.”