JAN 24, 2020 | US
BSA Statement on Comments Filed to House Committee on Energy and Commerce
WASHINGTON – January 24, 2020 – BSA | The Software Alliance offered the following statement on comments filed to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce regarding draft privacy legislation.
“BSA member companies want a strong, comprehensive federal privacy law so consumers can have lasting confidence in how their data is being used. We thank the staff on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce for their bipartisan work to develop a discussion draft,” said Craig Albright, Vice President, Legislative Strategy at BSA | The Software Alliance. “This is yet another sign of the bipartisan consensus that has emerged on the importance of establishing a new federal law. We appreciate the opportunity to provide feedback to help improve the bill going forward.
“We’re pleased the bill is comprehensive and establishes a full set of user rights and obligations for companies,” he continued. “All companies have critical responsibilities in protecting consumer rights, and all companies should have strong obligations that fit their role in handling consumers’ data. We look forward to working with the committee to strengthen the bill by making these obligations as clear as possible. We hope the committee will be in a position to quickly move a bill forward.”
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