SIIA Statement on Draft of National Privacy Regulation

Earlier today, the Republicans on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee released a draft version of national privacy regulation.  Jeff Joseph, President and CEO of the Software and Information Industry Association, issued the following statement:

“This draft legislation reflects a growing bipartisan and bicameral consensus: the US needs a national privacy law both to prevent the burden of compliance with an unworkable, anti-business and anti-consumer quilt of disparate state regimes and to provide an interoperable alternative to the European standard.  We are particularly encouraged by the draft’s express recognition that we need a harmonized, national set of rules, as well as its attempt to treat publicly available information in a manner consistent with American free speech values.”

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