Rubio Urges Commerce Committee to Consider his Consumer Data Privacy Bill
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) urged Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, to consider his consumer data privacy legislation, the American Data Dissemination (ADD) Act (S. 142). A one-pager of the legislation is available here.
The full text of the letter is below.
Dear Chairman Wicker and Ranking Member Cantwell:
I write to request that the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation consider S. 142, the American Data Dissemination (ADD) Act, in order to ensure that consumers are provided with a national data privacy law that protects consumers while still protecting the ability of small businesses and start-ups to compete in the digital marketplace.
Although there is consensus across government, industry, and the American public about the need for a national privacy law, Congress has yet to take discernible action to address the privacy concerns raised by individuals, consumer groups and other interested parties. While this is a complex topic subject to legitimate policy disagreements about the best path forward to both protect consumers and our digital economy, it has become clear that decisive action is necessary. I believe the ADD Act provides the necessary framework to allow a consensus to be reached at the committee on the data privacy protections needed to adequately protect the American public.
Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to assisting in any way to ensure that this important topic is addressed.