March 10, 2021

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TechNet Urges Congress to Pass a National Privacy Law, Commends Rep. DelBene for Introduction of Privacy Bill

Washington, D.C. – TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives, today urged Congress to pass a national privacy law after the Information Transparency and Personal Data Control Act, a national privacy bill, was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA). The following statement can be attributed to Carl Holshouser, Senior Vice President, TechNet:

“Keeping user data and privacy protected is a priority for technology companies and the need for a national privacy law has never been greater. Since 2020, 22 states have either passed, proposed, or are considering comprehensive privacy laws. This approach would create a patchwork of laws across the country that are bad for consumers and bad for business. It leaves consumers confused and unprotected, depending on where they live, and hurts small and medium-sized companies who don’t have the time, money, or resources to comply with 50 different state privacy regimes that would expose them to constant legal battles that could drive them out of business. That is why Congress must pass federal privacy legislation.

“We appreciate Rep. DelBene’s effort to move this debate forward with the introduction of this bill. We look forward to working with her on this important issue and urge Congress to prioritize the passage of bipartisan privacy legislation that provides uniform protections, transparency, and consistency for all Americans.”

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