Privacy & Data Protection

Privacy and data protection are essential to SIIA members. We support a robust agenda at the federal, state, and international level and policies that will enhance the health, safety, and accessibility of data and information. We are a thought leader on issues involving the First Amendment, child and student privacy, and anti-fraud, reflecting the valuable services that our members provide to government, business, and the public.

POLICY PRIORITIES

Advancing comprehensive federal privacy legislation

SIIA advocates for balanced, comprehensive federal privacy legislation in the United States.

Promoting digital trade and cross-border data flows

SIIA engages with US, EU, UK, and other foreign officials in supporting free cross-border data flows and advocates against restrictive data localization policies. SIIA is actively engaged with senior officials on US-EU Privacy Shield negotiations, the US-EU Trade & Technology Council, UK data policy, and Indo-Pacific regional efforts.

Driving the debate on the benefits of privacy law

SIIA members believe that comprehensive privacy law is critical to address concerns about the lack of accountability and transparency with how consumer data is collected. processed, and used. A comprehensive federal privacy law will provide meaningful consumer safeguards while promoting innovation and democratic

 
Advancing DEI

SIIA supports efforts to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion as a core feature of meaningful privacy reform.

Engaging at the state level

SIIA is active in states across the nation and has had success in driving changes in privacy and data protection legislation to address member equities.

Recent Actions

Statement on the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA)

Paul Lekas, SIIA Senior Vice President of Global Public Policy, issued this statement: “SIIA is disappointed that the …

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Statement on NetChoice v. Paxton

Today the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) President Chris Mohr issued this statement. “We are disappointed in …

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Comments to the Federal Trade Commission’s Public Forum on Commercial Surveillance and Data Security Public Forum

Comments Delivered by Paul Lekas, SIIA Senior Vice President for Global Public Policy, at the Federal Trade Commission’s …

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SIIA Comments on the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act

The Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA) has a worthy goal—to support local news and preserve strong, independent …

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Comments of United for Patent Reform in Response to the Administrative Conference of the United States Small Claims Patent Court Study

United for Patent Reform (UFPR) is a broad coalition of diverse American businesses advocating for a patent system …

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SIIA Comments on the Request for Information on Advancing Privacy-Enhancing Technologies – August 2022

SIIA Comments on the Request for Information on Advancing Privacy-Enhancing Technologies – August 2022 SIIA provides comments and …

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