The ADPPA May Be Coming: Assessing the Potential New Federal Privacy Regime

Congress has long tried but failed to adopt comprehensive data privacy legislation. We are on the cusp of seeing such a law be passed. If it does, every aspect of how a business or other organization collects, retains, and uses data will need to be revisited. This article summarizes the changes that may be coming.

In July, in a rare show of bipartisan cooperation, Congress recently released a discussion draft of a comprehensive data privacy bill, the American Data Privacy and Protection Act (“ADPPA” or the “Bill”). And on July 20, the House Committee on Energy & Commerce held an open markup session, which concluded in an affirmative vote (53-2) for an amended version of the Bill to make its way to the full House.

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