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Statement On The Revised Safe Harbor Agreement

Washington, D.C. – Today, Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the revised Safe Harbor agreement:

“Today, the EU and U.S. once again proved to the world that they are strong allies and long-term trading partners. The Internet industry thanks the European Commission and the Department of Commerce for their hard work in forging a compromise on Safe Harbor. We urge all stakeholders on both sides of the Atlantic to stand by this important agreement. The significant privacy enhancing concessions reached in the EU/U.S. Privacy Shield, alongside the recent surveillance reforms implemented by the U.S. and robust enforcement by the U.S. FTC, cannot be overlooked going forward.”