Fighting Terrorism, Addressing Liability: A Global Proposal
Publication Date: May 2008
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): James Jay Carafano
Keywords: National security; 9/11; insurance; homeland security
Coverage: United States
The SAFETY Act provides protections to manufacturers, distributors, and providers of anti-terrorism technologies for cases under the jurisdiction of U.S. courts, but terrorism is a global threat. Other countries should consider similar liability-protection regimes to encourage the industrial base of all free nations to develop and adopt the best anti-terrorist tools no matter where they are manufactured or employed.