News/Media Alliance Commends Senator Cantwell, Representative McMorris Rodgers on Release of Federal Privacy Legislation Discussion Draft

The News/Media Alliance commends Senator Maria Cantwell and Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers for resuming discussions around a federal privacy standard through their release of the draft American Privacy Rights Act. The Alliance has long advocated that the certainty of a workable federal data protection framework will benefit American news publishers and consumers.

Alliance President and CEO Danielle Coffey notes, “The discussions prompted by the American Privacy Rights Act of 2024 draft come at a critical time for technology policy, and the draft proposes new approaches to long-standing issues. The discussion draft rightfully acknowledges the heightened, often troubling, impact that large technology companies can have in how they use consumers’ data and raises the importance of advertising in sustaining services that benefit consumers, including ad-supported news media content. We look forward to engaging in these critical discussions with the sponsors to ensure that Americans continue to have access to high-quality journalism.”

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