In June, the U.S. House and Senate released a draft of the American Data Privacy and Protection Act (ADPPA) as the first bipartisan data privacy bill at the federal level. It comes as a result of confusion at the state level to implement comprehensive privacy laws, as only five states have done so. If passed, this Act would overrule any existing state privacy laws. The primary purposes of the Act are to:
- Govern and introduce privacy laws across the country
- Have broad applicability, covering a wide range of companies, like those subject to the Federal Trade Commission Act, non-profits, common carries, common control and shared entities, protected data, etc
- Control what companies do with the private data they are collecting
Learn more about what the ADPPA will cover here.