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MAY 05, 2021 | US

Virtual Event: A Call to Action on Federal Privacy Legislation

May 5, 2021, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET

Speaker: Aaron Cooper, Vice President, Global Policy, BSA | The Software Alliance

Today, more and more American consumers fear a loss of control over their personal data. As more and more states take their own action on protecting data privacy, a recent poll from Morning Consult revealed 80% of both Democrats and Republicans said Congress should make privacy a “top” or “important” priority in 2021. Please join us for a discussion around the importance of enacting federal privacy legislation, hosted by the Business Software Alliance, Common Sense, the National Consumers League, and the 21st Century Privacy Coalition. Bipartisan Members of Congress will share their perspectives, and leading consumer and business groups will make a new commitment to work together to achieve this goal.

Speakers and Panelists

Congressional Representatives

  • Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Chair, Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, House Energy and Commerce Committee
  • Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Ranking Member, Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, House Energy and Commerce Committee
  • Richard Blumenthal, (D-CT), Chair, Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security, Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation

Consumer and Business Groups

  • John Breyault, Vice President, Public Policy, Telecommunications and Fraud at National Consumers League
  • Aaron Cooper, Vice President of Global Policy, BSA/The Software Alliance
  • Ariel Fox Johnson, Senior Counsel, Global Policy, Common Sense
  • Sally Greenberg, Executive Director, National Consumers League
  • Maureen Ohlhausen and Jon Leibowitz, Co-Chairs, 21st Century Privacy Coalition and former FTC Chairs.

Watch the event recording here.


BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) is the leading advocate for the global software industry before governments and in the international marketplace. Its members are among the world’s most innovative companies, creating software solutions that help businesses of all sizes in every part of the economy to modernize and grow.

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