The President Signs the Judicial Redress Act


The President: Well, I want
to congratulate the members of Congress who are standing
behind me here today. The bill I’m about to sign
is entitled the Judicial Redress Act bill. And what it does in the
simplest terms is makes sure that everybody’s data is
protected in the strongest possible way with our
privacy laws — not only American citizens, but
also foreign citizens. We take our
privacy seriously. And along with our
commitment to innovation, that’s one of the reasons
that global companies and entrepreneurs want
to do business here. We enforce our privacy laws,
unlike a number of other countries. And in fact, just this
month, we finished a landmark new agreement
called the Privacy Shield, which provides tough new
protections to safeguard consumer data, and it gives
certainty to thousands of businesses representing
hundreds of billions of dollars in trade. And we’ve also established
the first Privacy Council to strengthen protections
of people’s personal information and privacy
rights across the federal government. And we’ve put new laws and
policies in place that clarify what we do and what
we do not do when it comes to people’s data and our
intelligence efforts. The members of Congress who
are here, they have been leaders in these efforts. It is bipartisan. I want to thank members both
in the House and the Senate who worked so hard on it. And I think this is one
more step in what is this evolving process as we get
deep into the information age to make sure that even
as we protect America’s security, we’re also mindful
of the privacy that we cherish so much. So with that, I’m
going to sign the bill. Thank you, everybody, for
doing a great job on this. There you go, thank you everybody for a great job.

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