Cantwell Statement on House Data Broker Legislation

March 20, 2024

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, released the following statement on H.R. 7520, the Protecting Americans’ Data from Foreign Adversaries Act, which passed the House today:

“Data brokers’ sale of Americans’ most sensitive information to our foreign adversaries is wrong and damages our national security. I’m encouraged by this bipartisan effort by Representatives McMorris Rodgers and Pallone to protect Americans’ personal data – especially that of our servicemembers – from being exploited by foreign adversaries.”