COVID-19 Consumer Data Protection Act

Published: May 2020

The “COVID-19 Consumer Data Protection Act,” which contains protections for personal information, was announced April 30, and will be introduced by Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss.

The bill’s cosponsors include Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet; Jerry Moran, R-Kan., chairman of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance and Data Security; and Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn. In a press release accompanying the release of the bill, Sen. Thune said “individual privacy, even during times of crisis, remains critically important.”