Professor Jennifer Daskal
Professor Jennifer Daskal (photo: Gary Feuerberg/The Epoch Times)

Professor Jennifer Daskal Testifies Before House Subcommittee on Commerce and Consumer Protection

Oct. 11, 2017

On Thursday, Oct. 12, Professor Jennifer Daskal, an expert in national security law, is testifying before the House Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection on “21st Century Trade Barriers: Protectionist Cross Border Data Flow Policies' Impact on U.S. Jobs.” In her written testimony, Daskal opens by saying that “[t]he free movement of data across borders is critical to economic growth, has benefits for data security, and promotes privacy, speech, and associational rights.  Yet, increasingly states are adopting a range of measures that restrict data flows to the United States and elsewhere…Such restrictions on the free movement of data harm U.S. business interests, undermine the growth potential of the Internet and thus the global economy, and undercut both data security and privacy.”

The live testimony can be viewed live on the Committee’s website at 10:15 a.m.