FEB 22, 2016 | US | EUROPEAN UNION
The Hill Runs BSA President and CEO Victoria Espinel's Letter on Judicial Redress Act
The Hill, February 23, 2016
By Victoria A. Espinel
At long last the House has passed the Judicial Redress Act. This needed legislation will form a critical part of a stable and trustworthy structure for free flow of data across borders, which is so essential to economic growth in our digital economy. Importantly, signing the Judicial Redress Act into law also will further harmonize U.S. and European privacy protections.
The legislation calls for granting foreign nationals protections that U.S. nationals enjoy under the 1974 Privacy Act — notably, the right to sue for intentional misuse of their personal information contained in U.S. law enforcement records. The president signing the Judicial Redress Act into law will help clear the way for the U.S. and European Union to sign the Data Privacy and Protection Agreement, which protects citizens’ privacy rights when law enforcement agencies cooperate on a trans-Atlantic basis. Additionally, it will provide a solid basis for law enforcement agencies to share information when it is necessary to prevent, investigate and prosecute serious crimes, including terrorism.
Leadership in both the House and Senate has been critical in reaching this point on this truly groundbreaking initiative. If President Obama seizes the opportunity to sign it into law, the results will benefit us all.
BSA |“软件联盟”(www.bsa.org) 是全球软件行业的主要倡导者，旨在代表该行业，向政府和国际市场发声。其成员包括全球最具创新力的公司，这些公司制定的软件解决方案，不但能够刺激经济，还能提升现代生活的品质。
BSA 的总部位于华盛顿特区，其营运机构遍布 30 多个国家。BSA 凭借这些机构，率先涉足合规项目，以期促进使用合法软件、倡导制定公共政策，并以此培养技术创新能力，以及推动发展数字经济。