On June 14th, 2022, the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce hosted a hearing to discuss draft data privacy legislation, the American Data Privacy and Protection Act (ADPPA). Members and witnesses agreed that a national data privacy law is needed, and must include further online protections for minors, which the ADPPA would provide. Concerns were raised on both sides over preemption exemptions, the legislation’s inclusion of a private right of action, as well as arguments for and against using the actual versus constructive knowledge standard. The Alliance continues to support congressional efforts on federal privacy legislation and shared a letter to this effect following the hearing. Read more.
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