Bloomberg Law
July 20, 2022, 7:30 PM

Landmark Tech Privacy Protection Bill Approved by House Panel

Maria Curi
Maria Curi

Comprehensive privacy legislation for the first time advanced out of a US House committee Wednesday, giving momentum to a long-sought measure that still faces several hurdles to becoming law.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee approved the bipartisan, bicameral American Data Protection and Privacy Act (H.R. 8152) 53-2, teeing it up for a floor vote as consumers and industry alike call on Congress to take action. Consumer Protection Subcommittee Chair Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) told reporters she is hoping for a floor vote next week, citing conversations with House leadership.

“This legislation is our best hope at protecting Americans’ ...

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