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United States Privacy Digest | Cantwell's opposition stymies federal privacy law prospects and other stakeholder responses Related reading: Notes from the IAPP, Aug. 19, 2022



  • The Washington Post reports U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Chair Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., will not support the American Data Privacy and Protection Act as currently constituted. Cantwell's potential opposition was previously known, but she made clear the current bill carries "major enforcement holes" and asked Senate and House counterparts to "come back to the table on something strong." Cantwell added Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., indicated there's "no way they’re bringing that bill up in the Senate."
  • The Network Advertising Initiative’s Vice President for Policy David LeDuc said “the time is now for Congress to act on the American Data Privacy and Protection Act.” LeDuc issued a statement following a House committee’s markup of the proposal, saying a “uniform national standard is needed.”
  • In an op-ed for The Hill, Brookings Institution Tisch Distinguished Visiting Fellow Cameron Kerry provided a rundown of the current American Data Privacy and Protection Act discussion draft. Kerry discussed the "lengthy journey to this threshold" and how members of U.S. Congress can "finish the job" on legislation.
  • The Washington Post Editorial Board wrote its hopes for passage of the draft bill, saying it "isn’t perfect, but it’s better than good, and it deserves the backing of today’s holdouts."
  • The Interactive Advertising Bureau offered its position on the current discussion draft. IAB Executive Vice President for Public Policy Lartease Tiffith said the organization and its members "support many of (the draft's) provisions" and are "eager to help improve the bill."

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