U.S. Chamber Praises National Privacy Bill Introduced by Rep. DelBene


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce applauded the introduction of the Information Transparency & Personal Data Control Act. This legislation, introduced by U.S. Representative Suzan DelBene (D-WA-01), would ensure that consumers are afforded meaningful transparency that enables them to direct how personal information is used, collected, and shared.

“It’s time for Congress to pass a national privacy law that gives every American the right to control their privacy, no matter where they live, with a clear set of rules for all businesses, no matter where they operate,” said Tom Quaadman, Executive Vice President, U.S. Chamber Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC). “The Information Transparency and Personal Data Control Act is a promising first step in bringing consumers, the private sector, and policymakers together to protect sensitive information from bad actors. We thank Rep. DelBene for her leadership and look forward to partnering with her to make this legislation a reality.”

The U.S. Chamber sent this letter in support of the Information Transparency & Personal Data Control Act.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce supports the passage of national privacy legislation that protects all Americans equally. Consumers should have the ability to know how data is used, collected, and to opt-out of sharing data. An emerging patchwork of state privacy laws creates confusion and makes compliance difficult for companies, particularly small businesses. The Chamber has long advocated that experienced federal agencies like the Federal Trade Commission en force a national privacy law.

This legislation would also reduce the complexity and costs associated with the compliance and enforcement issues resulting from different laws in the 50 states and U.S. territories.