WASHINGTON – Global tech trade association ITI today issued the following statement from its President and CEO Jason Oxman in response to the introduction of the Setting an American Framework to Ensure Data Access, Transparency, and Accountability (SAFE DATA) Act in the U.S. Senate:
“We commend the SAFE DATA Act’s inclusion of meaningful privacy protections, well-defined company responsibilities and consumer rights, balanced language addressing both privacy and security, and strong preemption. While we continue to review other aspects of the bill, we appreciate the work of Senators Wicker, Thune, Fischer, and Blackburn to move this important discussion forward. The tech industry remains committed to working with U.S. policymakers to achieve our mutual goal of enacting a strong U.S. federal privacy law that builds mutual trust, protects consumers, and supports continued innovation, and we hope this bill can serve as a strong foundation from which all parties can advance these efforts.”
ITI previously released the Framework to Advance Interoperable Rules (FAIR) on Privacy, a legislative roadmap that advances the privacy rights of consumers and defines the responsibilities of companies in using personal data while continuing to enable the innovations that transform our lives.