TechAmerica Disappointed with Today's NY Federal District Court Ruling on Digital Information Stored Abroad
Washington, DC, July 31, 2014 - TechAmerica, the public sector and public advocacy department of CompTIA, today issued the following statement concerning the Federal District Court of New York's ruling on the case addressing U.S. law enforcement's authority to issue warrants to access digital information stored abroad. The following statement is attributed to Elizabeth Hyman, executive vice president.
"As the American technology industry continues to innovate and develop new technologies for the global market, today's ruling by the Federal District Court in New York violates commitments made to consumers in other countries and has the potential to negatively impact the growth of U.S. technology companies in the 21st century global e-commerce market. Great care should be taken not to engage in such extra-territorial legal overreach that would impact consumers across the globe and further risk of fracturing the internet."
TechAmerica is the public sector and public policy department of CompTIA, advocating before decision-makers at the state, federal and international levels of government. Representing technology companies of all sizes, TechAmerica is committed to expanding market opportunities and driving competitiveness of the U.S. technology industry around the world. With offices on Capitol Hill and in Northern Virginia, Silicon Valley and Europe, as well as regional offices around the U.S., we deliver our members top-tier business intelligence and networking opportunities on a global scale. Learn more about TechAmerica at www.techamerica.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. Learn more about CompTIA, the ICT industry trade association, at www.comptia.org.
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Steven Ostrowskisostrowski@comptia.org 630-678-8468
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