Washington, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) and Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement regarding the enforcement of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) taking effect today.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified the need for Americans to be able to trust their personal information is protected online, especially as our society relies more and more on technology. As the enforcement of CCPA takes effect today, it is clear Congress must act to create a national privacy framework that ensures consumer protections are the same across the country and provides our small businesses and innovators with much-needed certainty. No foreign country, no one state, no one ballot initiative should determine the protections that all Americans should have. Our current system only benefits those entities and trial lawyers monetizing the compliance costs for small and medium size businesses just trying to stay afloat. We can build off the California experiment and enact a strong national privacy standard that better protects our constituents while not stifling the innovative services keeping us connected,” said Walden and Rodgers.
The members have also created an inbox for companies and innovators to share their experience with CCPA compliance and enforcement. For all that want to be heard, please share your feedback at: National.Standard@mail.house.gov.