Congressional Techies Ask USTR To Defend Free Data Flows

Law360, New York (December 16, 2013, 1:14 PM EST) -- Members of the Congressional High Tech Caucus on Friday urged the U.S. trade representative to defend cross-border data flows as officials from the European Union, Brazil and Canada have recently called for restrictions in light of U.S. intelligence policy revelations.

In a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, members of the caucus including U.S. Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Doris Matsui, D-Calif., said the U.S. should prioritize cross-border data flows as a key topic in the Trans Pacific Partnership, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and...
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