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Statement On The COVID-19 Consumer Data Protection Act

Washington, DC – IA’s Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs Michael Bloom released the following statement on the introduction of the COVID-19 Consumer Data Protection Act by Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS), John Thune (R-SD), Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN): 

“The internet industry appreciates the Senate Commerce Committee’s continued leadership on the important issue of consumer data privacy. IA agrees with Chairman Wicker that COVID-19 ‘underscores the need for uniform, national privacy legislation’ and that the use of data to combat the virus should be carefully designed to minimize privacy risks to individuals. The industry looks forward to working with the Committee to ensure Americans have appropriate data privacy protections during this critical period and beyond.”