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Sensenbrenner Statement on European Court of Justice Ruling

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Washington, October 6, 2015 | comments
Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner released the following statement on the ruling made by the European Court of Justice: 

Congressman Sensenbrenner: "I'm disappointed that the European Court of Justice decided on such a bold move. The United States has taken great strides to build strong data protection and privacy controls, such as USA FREEDOM, which was the first curtailment of surveillance authority in the U.S. since the 1970s. It was a thoughtful rethinking of our national security laws that few other countries have undertaken. With the Judicial Redress Act, Congress has taken additional steps toward providing global citizens’ rights over their own data. These efforts will continue in the U.S., as they should abroad, but we must maintain an environment of cooperation and goodwill with our allies. I urge EU and US officials to address this issue and to work to maintain the healthy commercial relationship the EU and the US have worked so hard to build.”
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