The Developers Alliance encourages the House Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee to improve the American Data Privacy and Protection Act before it is voted on.
Washington, D.C. June 14, 2022 – The Developers Alliance has released the following statement addressing today’s hearing on the American Data Privacy and Protection Act. The hearing was held by the House Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee.
The American Data Privacy and Protection Act does not preempt all state privacy laws.
A private right of action allows individuals to sue companies for alleged violations. This would expose developers to destructive lawsuits and harm the industry.
Privacy legislation that protects consumers and developers will grow the industry, create jobs, and spur economic growth.
Geoff Lane, Head of U.S. Policy of the Developers Alliance, issued the following statement:
“We applaud the House Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee for convening this important hearing. The American Data Privacy and Protection Act is a good first step in helping consumers and app developers better navigate a very confusing privacy landscape. Lawmakers must now work to improve the legislation by ensuring that it preempts the existing patchwork of state laws, and protects app developers from frivolous and harmful lawsuits. We appreciate the work of Congressional leaders on this critical issue, and look forward to working together to strengthen consumer protection and the app economy.”
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