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Statement In Response To Senate Commerce Committee Privacy Announcement

Internet Industry Commits To Working With Congress To Develop National Approach To Privacy


Washington, DC — Internet Association Senior Vice President of Global Government Affairs Melika Carroll issued the following statement in response to Senator John Thune’s intention to develop data privacy legislation:

“Internet Association commends Sen. Thune and members of the Senate Commerce Committee for their leadership in starting a deliberate process to modernize our existing data privacy frameworks. The internet industry commits to working with Congress to develop a national approach to privacy that provides people with transparency and trust, while still allowing companies to innovate and develop products people love.

“The United States is a global leader in technology and home to many of the most successful global internet businesses that benefit Americans in every city and town. It should be a national priority to retain this advantage.”