Roundtable Discussion with U.S. Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner

TABC held a roundtable discussion with U.S. Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), Member of the U.S. Congress Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet (Judiciary) and Co-Sponsor of the Judicial Redress Act.

Autumn 2015 has proved to be a pivotal moment for U.S.-EU cooperation concerning data flows and privacy. The House Judiciary Committee passed the Judicial Redress Act, co-sponsored by Congressman Sensenbrenner, in late September. The passage of this bill in the House and Senate would prove a major step forward for U.S.-EU relations and allow for the conclusion of the pending U.S.-EU Umbrella Agreement. Furthermore, the recent decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union on the Safe Harbor framework will have a lasting impact on the future of U.S.-EU data transfers.

Congressman Sensenbrenner’s timely visit to Brussels was a crucial opportunity for him to discuss his views on the potential impacts of these decisions with global companies headquartered in the U.S. and EU. Participants had the opportunity to provide the Congressman with a transatlantic point of view and insight on how these decisions will impact business operations in the U.S. and EU.