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U.S. Privacy Legislation Referred To House Floor

On July 20, 2022, an amended version of the American Data Privacy and Protection Act (“ADPPA”) was passed out of the House Committee on Energy & Commerce by a 53-2 vote.

Some of the major changes made by the Committee since the ADPPA was introduced include specifically granting authority to the California Privacy Protection Agency to enforce the ADPPA in California, shortening the private right of action grace period to 2 years from 4 years and expanding the definition of sensitive covered data to include race, color, ethnicity, religion, union membership and internet browsing history over time and across third party websites, among others.

While this is a positive development in the direction of the ADPPA becoming law, the ADPPA will likely undergo many changes before it is passed out of the House. We will continue to provide updates periodically. Read More