IBM Letter of Support for the Judicial Redress Act of 2015

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IBM today expressed its support for a new bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that proposes to extend to non-U.S. citizens the right to know how their data is being used, and to correct any errors in the end use of that data.

The Honorable Jim Sensenbrenner
United States House of Representatives
2449 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515

The Honorable John Conyers
United States House of Representatives
2426 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Representatives Sensenbrenner and Conyers:

On behalf of IBM, I would like to applaud your leadership in proposing to extend to non-U.S. citizens the right to know how their data is being used, and to correct any errors in the end use of that data.

Our company believes people have a right to ensure data legally collected about them is accurate, and to have a clear, consistent and legally-mandated process for judicial redress when it is not.

By extending that right to people living outside the United States, the Judicial Redress Act of 2015 will strengthen America’s bonds of trust with designated countries while reinforcing privacy protections vital to the free movement of data that powers the world’s digital economy.

The age of data is reshaping society and commerce. With your bill, America would establish a precedent for other countries to follow in protecting the privacy of individuals.

IBM supports this legislation and will urge its passage.

Sincerely,
Christopher A. Padilla
Vice President,
IBM Government and Regulatory Affairs

CC: The Honorable Bob Goodlatte, Chairman, Judiciary Committee, United States House of Representatives.

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