WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Chamber Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation Vice President Sean Heather issued the following statement on today’s announcement that the U.S. and EU governments will launch a U.S.-EU Financial Regulatory Forum:
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation Senior Director and Policy Counsel Adam Schlosser issued the following statement today on the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s announcement that it supports the transition plan for domain system oversight...
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President for International Policy John Murphy issued the following statement on the proposal to transition oversight of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions to the multi-stakeholder community and Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN):
WASHINGTON, D.C.–U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs Myron Brilliant released the following statement today on the U.S.-EU Privacy Shield pact, which succeeds the Safe Harbor agreement struck down last year:
The U.S. Chamber, along with partner business organizations in Europe and the United States, issued a letter to President Obama and the European heads of state urging agreement on an updated Safe Harbor transatlantic data transfer mechanism to avoid costly interruptions to economically vital exchanges of data and information across the Atlantic.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber Senior Vice President for International Policy John Murphy issued the following statement on recent developments regarding privacy and data protection in the European Union (EU):
Many European citizens are concerned about the concept of investor–state dispute settlement, which is frequently portrayed as giving companies the right to sue governments for lost profits in secret international courts. Those who favour US–EU collaboration, including through the ambitious Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement, can assuage these concerns by explaining how investment treaties strengthen international law. Governments created investor–state dispute settlement for their own purposes, anchoring it deeply in the UN system through numerous multilateral conventions—the most recent of which was adopted by the UN General Assembly in December 2014. By straying from this UN-based approach in its own response to public concerns, the European Commission might unfortunately weaken investor protection and the enforcement of international law. Its proposals on such issues as the right to regulate and the ‘investment court system’ should be reviewed in light of their impact on 50 years of international law.
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