Currently, a drafted piece of data privacy legislation called the American Data Privacy and Protection Act (ADPPA) is going through the US Congress. After some research and discussion, we analyzed what's in the proposed bill.
The bill would:
There are two aspects of the draft that will likely prove particularly controversial:
The Bill is unlikely to pass this year. However, it will probably serve as a template for legislation going forward. Bipartisan interest in the bill is unusual in a famously divided Congress, and an indication that this is a serious bill. The House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on this data privacy legislation issue on June 14.
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The European Commission’s announced in December that it has begun its process to adopt an adequacy decision for the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework (the Framework). Companies seeking to transfer data from countries in the European Union to the United States will need to take steps to be in alignment with this new change.