Congress needs to act quickly and appropriately on a national data privacy standard to ensure that American businesses and consumers are not harmed by a patchwork of state laws.
Data can unlock innovation—in everything from manufacturing and medicine to public safety and financial services. Today’s economy relies on data, but a patchwork of data privacy laws introduced in more than 25 states is creating confusion for businesses of all sizes. The U.S. Chamber is urging Congress to pass a national data privacy law. This will protect all Americans equally, no matter where they live, providing a clear set of rules for all businesses, no matter where they operate.
Here's how the FTC is working to address several important technology issues, including data privacy, artificial intelligence, and ongoing process changes.
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The American Data Privacy and Protection Act needs to provide certainty to businesses and consumers, not a confusing new patchwork.
While the White House has rightly pushed back against Europe’s Digital Markets Act, Congress is considering similar legislation with the American Innovation and Choice Online Act – which would limit competition in the tech industry.
This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, on potential national data privacy legislation.
The groups commended efforts to finalize a framework to reestablish the U.S.-EU Privacy Shield.
As the Federal Trade Commission consolidates power and mulls further consumer protection enforcement and rules, American businesses should be on notice that their AI innovation and ability to attract new earners could be at risk.