On March 7, 3013, Marty Abrams, President of the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP, provided testimony to the International Trade Commission at a hearing on “Digital Trade in the U.S. and Global Economies.” The ITC is investigating digital trade issues, including how privacy law may act as an impediment to international digital trade.

In his testimony, Abrams outlined how privacy and data protection law affect digital trade, addressing issues such as the legal obstacles to big data and analytics and how data protection law creates barriers to data transfers. Abrams also discussed the emergence of accountability mechanisms and interoperability as possible solutions to data protection law conflicts.

Download a PDF of Marty’s ITC testimony.