CCIA Supports Congressional Efforts Toward Federal Privacy Legislation

June 6, 2022

Washington – Members of Congress released a draft bill Friday the “American Data Privacy and Protection Act” that aims for baseline federal privacy protections. The bipartisan deal between Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and House Energy & Commerce Committee Chair Frank Pallone, D-N.J., and Ranking Member Cathy McMorris Rogers, R-Wash., would set national rules on what data companies can collect and how they can use it.

The Computer & Communications Industry Association has advocated for baseline federal privacy legislation for more than a decade. CCIA issued its “Privacy Principles: A New Framework for Protecting Data and Promoting Innovation” in 2018. The following can be attributed to CCIA President Matt Schruers:

“Internet traffic crosses state and international boundaries and internet users need basic protections to travel with them. Strong baseline privacy protections are key to consumer trust and we appreciate members of Congress working toward this goal.”

Related Articles

CCIA Statement on the Enactment of Privacy Protections for Connecticut Residents

Washington – Connecticut has become the fifth U.S. state to enact comprehensive consumer data privacy legislation. The law will take effect July 1, 2023.  The Computer & Communications Industry Association supports the enactment of comprehensive privacy legislation at the federal level. However, in the absence of a federal privacy framework, we welcome lawmakers’ efforts to…

FTC Competition Hearings Will Focus On Privacy, Big Data Tuesday; FTC Yet to Hold Hearings on Broadband Competition and Net Neutrality

Washington — This month, the FTC resumes another round of hearings. The hearing Tuesday will focus on privacy and big data  and then algorithms and AI will be discussed the following week. The Computer & Communications Industry Association appreciates that the FTC will be considering privacy, big data, and competition and looks forward to the…