Press Releases

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Sep 18 2014

Hatch, Coons, Heller Introduce Legislation to Protect Americans’ Electronic Data Stored Abroad

Senators’ Bill Would Amend Electronic Communications Privacy Act to Prevent Improper Government Access

U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), current member and former Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Chris Coons (D-Del.), member of the Judiciary Committee, and Dean Heller (R-Nev.), introduced legislation today to amend the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) by addressing the conflict of laws for cloud services providers in order to safeguard Americans’ electronic data stored abroad.
U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), a current member and former Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Chairman of the Senate Republican High-Tech Task Force, made the following statement at today’s Judiciary Committee hearing on net neutrality.
U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), current member and former Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Chris Coons, member of the Judiciary Committee, today applauded the House Judiciary Committee’s passage of the Trade Secrets Protection Act (H.R. 5233). Coons and Hatch introduced similar legislation in the Senate, the Defend Trade Secrets Act, in April.

Sep 17 2014

Hatch Commemorates Constitution Day

Utah Senator Marks the 227th Anniversary of the Signing of Nation’s Guiding Document

U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), a current member and former Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, today issued the following statement commemorating Constitution Day, which is celebrated every September 17 in recognition of the signing of the United States Constitution.

Sep 17 2014

Senate, House Republican Leaders Demand Immediate Details on HealthCare.Gov Security Problems

Question whether administration has complied with the law in protecting Americans’ personal information

Republican committee leaders in the Senate and House today called on the Obama administration to provide details on the security of HealthCare.gov after a report by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) found systemic security weaknesses in the website, many because of administration actions, that could leave Americans’ personal information vulnerable to attack.