APRA text does not contain personal data, will save SMEs $20B in costs

07/05/2024 | IAPP

A closer inspection of the American Privacy Rights Act (APRA) has identified that the text eschews the term "personal data" in favour of "covered data". According to an article by IAPP Westin Research Fellows Andrew Folks and Luke Fischer, the APRA's definition draws heavily from existing privacy and data protection regimes in the United States and abroad despite departing from existing terminology.

Meanwhile, a blog article published by the US House Committee on Energy and Commerce outlined the cost benefits the APRA could have for SMEs compared with the $20-23 billion small businesses will pay to comply with state laws. 

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