June 21, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, issued this statement following the confirmation of Keith Krach to be Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment. Krach will serve as Ombudsperson for the U.S.-EU Privacy Shield framework.

“The U.S.-EU Privacy Shield framework is essential to the free flow of data across borders. Keith Krach’s confirmation marks a positive step to ensure the continued success of the framework,” said Josh Kallmer, ITI’s Executive Vice President of Policy. “We look forward to working with him to continue advancing the transatlantic privacy relationship.”