What Others Are Saying: The American Privacy Rights Act

April 19, 2024

Support for The American Privacy Rights Act Grows 

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Privacy leaders, tech organizations, broadcasters, health care leaders and more are welcoming the bipartisan American Privacy Rights Act by U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Chair of the Senate Commerce Committee, and U.S. Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Chair Rodgers led a hearing on Wednesday on the legislation, which received high praise from witnesses and members of the Committee from both sides of the aisle.

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“This bipartisan, bicameral draft legislation is the best opportunity we’ve had in decades to establish a national data privacy and security standard that gives people the right to control their personal information,” Chairs Cantwell and Rodgers said when the bill was unveiled. “This landmark legislation represents the sum of years of good faith efforts in both the House and Senate. It strikes a meaningful balance on issues that are critical to moving comprehensive data privacy legislation through Congress. Americans deserve the right to control their data and we’re hopeful that our colleagues in the House and Senate will join us in getting this legislation signed into law.”

This comprehensive draft legislation sets clear national data privacy rights and protections for Americans, eliminates the existing patchwork of state comprehensive data privacy laws and establishes robust enforcement mechanisms to hold violators accountable, including a private right of action for individuals. Read more about how the American Privacy Rights Act will protect you.

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