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CompTIA Statement Regarding Concerns of EU Safe Harbor Ruling

Oct 06, 2015
Washington, DC, – CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Association, today issued the following statement after Europe’s top court, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), struck down a 15 year-old “Safe Harbor” agreement that allowed for the flow of information between companies in Europe and the United States. The following statement should be attributed to Elizabeth Hyman, Executive Vice President, Public Advocacy:

“We are disappointed in today’s decision by the CJEU and deeply concerned about the impact this will have on U.S. companies doing business in Europe, particularly small and medium-sized businesses. We will continue to encourage Congress to pass the Judicial Redress Act, and would urge the Department of Commerce to finalize negotiations with the European Commission on a new Safe Harbor as expeditiously as possible."

About CompTIA
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is the voice of the information technology industry. With approximately 2,000 member companies, 3,000 academic and training partners and nearly 2 million IT certifications issued, CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications and public policy advocacy. Visit CompTIA online, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
About CompTIA Advocacy
Through its advocacy arm, CompTIA champions member-driven business and IT priorities that impact all information technology companies – from small managed solutions providers and software developers to large equipment manufacturers and communications service providers. CompTIA gives eyes, ears and a voice to technology companies, informing them of policy developments – and providing the means to do something about it. 

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