JUN 06, 2022 | NORTH AMERICA | US
The American Data Privacy and Protection Act Explained
Protocol Policy, June 6, 2022
By Issie Lapowsky
There are two aspects of the draft that will likely prove particularly controversial.
As part of their compromise, lawmakers would give Americans a private right of action in this bill. That’s a blow for the tech industry, which has fought such provisions in states across the country.
“We have concerns about whether the bill could result in a new wave of nuisance lawsuits and look forward to reviewing the bill further,” Craig Albright, vice president of Legislative Strategy at BSA | The Software Alliance, said in a statement.
But lawmakers also handed business interest groups a win by including a provision that would allow the federal privacy law to preempt state privacy laws — with a few notable exceptions.
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