May 01, 2019

WASHINGTON – As international privacy leaders convene in Washington, D.C., ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, hosted a roundtable with Dr. Andrea Jelinek, Chair of the European Data Protection Board (EDPB), to discuss key privacy issues in the European Union, the United States, and across the globe.

“As regulators value the importance of stakeholder input, we make a conscious effort to gather the views and concerns of all interested stakeholders,” said Chair Jelinek. “We organise public consultations on our draft guidelines, and, in addition, we have so far organised two stakeholder events to collect views prior to adopting guidelines. As application of the GDPR continues, discussions with stakeholders, like this one, continue to be important to bringing about high-standard and globally interoperable approaches to privacy and data protection.”

“From Brussels to Washington, protecting individuals’ privacy is the top priority of our industry,” said Jason Oxman, President and CEO of ITI. “We must enhance transparency, increase individuals’ control, promote security, and manage privacy risks. Europe continues to shape the conversation on privacy and data protection, and as the global voice of the tech sector, ITI is committed to collaboration. Chair Jelinek and her colleagues on the EDPB are important partners in developing solutions to meet consumer privacy expectations while advancing the next wave of innovation. We thank Chair Jelinek for her engagement in today’s roundtable and look forward to our continued collaboration.”

Last year, ITI released the Framework to Advance Interoperable Rules (FAIR) on Privacy, a legislative roadmap for advancing the privacy rights of individuals and defining the responsibilities of companies in using personal data, while continuing to enable the innovations that transform lives.