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Statement On The First Privacy Shield Annual Review

Washington, DC – Internet Association President & CEO Michael Beckerman released the following statement on the first Privacy Shield Annual Review:

“The internet industry commends the EU and U.S. for the painstaking groundwork done in preparation for a successful Privacy Shield annual review. In particular, we wish to thank Secretary Ross and Commissioner Jourova for their commitment to the review process and the framework itself. They and their teams have made significant progress in implementing the framework in a cooperative and constructive manner. More than 2,300 companies, large and small, have signed up for Privacy Shield since it came into force, making it a key tool facilitating transatlantic commerce. It is essential that stakeholders on both sides of the Atlantic to stand by the agreement as the review process moves forward.”