SIIA Statement on Talks to Explore an Enhanced EU-US Privacy Shield Framework

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SIIA Statement on Talks to Explore an Enhanced EU-US Privacy Shield Framework

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 10, 2020) – SIIA, the principal trade association for the software, information and digital content industries, welcomes the joint statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders that talks have initiated to explore an enhanced EU-US Privacy Shield Framework.

SIIA President and CEO, Jeff Joseph, issued the following statement:
“In the wake of the Schrems II ruling, we urged European and American officials to find a path forward for the more than 5,000 European and American companies that relied on the Privacy Shield Framework.

“We are pleased with today’s news that the Department of Commerce and European Commission have opened discussions with an aim to reviving and strengthening the Privacy Shield Framework. Relied on by more than 5,000 European and American companies, the Framework is a critical facilitator of the data flows that are necessary for routine business operations and the transatlantic economic relationship. We offer our support as the discussions continue.”

About SIIA:
SIIA is an umbrella association that represents constituencies from technology, data and media companies. Through in-person and online business development opportunities, peer networking, corporate education, intellectual property protection and government relations, SIIA provides a network of resources for its 800+ member companies that drive innovation and growth. For more information, visit

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