US House subcommittee supports ADPPA, No need to copy EU

01/03/2023 | IAPP

Details of the US House's Subcommittee on Innovation, Data, and Commerce meeting on 1 March have begun to emerge. It is apparent the US Congress intends to continue working towards passing comprehensive federal privacy legislation, following the progress made last year. The hearing underlined its support for the proposed American Data Privacy and Protection Act (ADPPA) as the preferred framework to address current regulatory shortcomings. 

In related news, in an op-ed for Brookings Institute, the Center for Technology Innovation Governance Studies Nonresident Senior Fellow Mark MacCarthy writes that US Congress should learn lessons from the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), particularly concerning the recent enforcement actions against Meta concerning its legal basis for processing user data to deliver targeted advertising. Mr MacCarthy said, "key idea that companies must establish that their data practices satisfy one of several alternative standards of lawfulness—service necessity, consent, or legitimate interests—should be incorporated into US law." 

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