Inside AI Policy

July 22, 2024

Data privacy bill heads into markup as business and digital rights groups take last shots

By Charlie Mitchell / June 27, 2024

The House Energy and Commerce Committee today marks up the American Privacy Rights Act, landmark consumer privacy legislation years in the making that faces opposition from digital rights groups after algorithm safety provisions were jettisoned, and ongoing criticism from business groups who say the bill is unworkable and will stifle innovation.

Energy and Commerce Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and ranking member Frank Pallone (D-NJ) late on June 25 introduced the APRA bill after dropping draft provisions on algorithms...

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