US Lawmakers Release Amended American Data Privacy and Protection Act


Authors of the proposed American Data Privacy and Protection Act released an amended version of the bill ahead of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s July 20 markup session. Notable updates include changing the private right of action’s effective date from four years to two years post-adoption, enforcement tweaks related to the authority of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the California Privacy Protection Agency, and technical changes to the definitions for “covered entity” and “service provider.” Committee members also offered several additional amendments ahead of the markup.
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