Chris Calabrese’s Testimony Before US House Hearing – “Data Stored Abroad: Ensuring Lawful Access and Privacy Protection in the Digital Era”

Chairman Goodlatte, Ranking Member Conyers, and Members of the Committee:

Thank you for the opportunity to testify on behalf of the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT). CDT is a nonpartisan, nonprofit technology policy advocacy organization dedicated to protecting civil liberties and human rights, including privacy, free speech and access to information. We applaud the Committee for holding a hearing on the important and timely issue of government access to data stored abroad. We urge the committee to find solutions to this problem that update key components of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) and respect the privacy of individuals around the world while also meeting the legitimate needs of law enforcement.

Video of the testimony here.


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