TIA Welcomes Approval of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework

Arlington, Va. (July 12, 2016) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today applauded the approval of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, which is expected to go into effect this August.

TIA CEO Scott Belcher issued the following statement:

“The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework strikes a thoughtful balance, offering solid privacy protections for Internet users while also facilitating a seamless and secure flow of online data-transfers that have become an essential component of Trans-Atlantic commerce. The new framework is essential to encouraging innovation and increasing trade, while addressing a source of ongoing uncertainty for U.S. companies conducting business in Europe. TIA commends the U.S. and EU government officials who worked so hard to forge this new agreement.”


Ashley Simmons, 703-907-7704, asimmons@tiaonline.org

About TIA

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents manufacturers and suppliers of global communications networks through standards development, policy and advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence, and events and networking. TIA enhances the business environment for broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite and unified communications. Members' products and services empower communications in every industry and market, including healthcare, education, security, public safety, transportation, government, the military, the environment, and entertainment. Visit tiaonline.org for more details. TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and is a proud sponsor of ANSI’s Standards Boost Business campaign. Visit www.standardsboostbusiness.org for details.