Throughout the year, AICGS hosts a number of meetings with policymakers and advisers, and we were pleased to be joined at a private lunch discussion by a special guest, U.S. Representative Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. Representative Sensenbrenner discussed his USA Freedom Act and the effort to end bulk data collection of American’s communications. We also addressed the recent impasse with Germany in the wake of the NSA revelations and how to move forward during this off-the-record lunch discussion.
Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner is Chairman of the Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Oversight Subcommittee. He is also a member of the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and Internet, and the Subcommittees on Environment and Oversight. He is the former Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, and as a long-serving committee member, Rep. Sensenbrenner has established a strong record on crime, intellectual property and constitutional issues. Please click here for a summary of the USA Freedom Act (H.R. 3361) and click here for the status of the related bill in the Senate (S. 1599).
This lunch discussion is made possible by a generous grant from Fred H. Langhammer, Chairman of Global Affairs at the Estée Lauder Companies and AICGS Chairman Emeritus. As part of our F.H. Langhammer Series on Public Policy, this event provided a unique opportunity for candid dialogue among a select group of high-level German and American corporate leaders, policymakers, and media.
Made possible by the support of Fred H Langhammer