House and Senate Release a Bipartisan U.S. Federal Privacy Bill

On June 3, 2022, House Energy and Commerce Chair Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ), Ranking Member Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Ranking Member Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) released a new comprehensive federal privacy bill, the American Data Privacy and Protection Act (“ADPPA”).

While the ADPPA contains a number of similarities to the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act (“COPRA”), which was previously introduced in 2019 by Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Maria Cantwell (WA), Senators Brian Schatz (HI), Amy Klobuchar (MN) and Ed Markey (MA), the ADPPA also contains some notable differences. We have summarized some of these similarities and differences below. Read our previous post on the COPRA.

Similar to the COPRA, the ADPPA:

Notable differences between the COPRA and the ADPPA include the following:

On June 14, 2022, the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing to discuss the ADPPA.

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