On Tue, March 30th at 1pm ET NDN will be hosting Rep. Suzan DelBene (bio) to discuss her important new bill, the Information Transparency and Personal Data Control Act. The bill would create a national data privacy standard to protect our most personal information and bring our laws into the 21st Century.
As we will have a robust Q and A period, there will be also be time allotted for talking about some of the other big priorities in front of Congress right now.
On privacy, currently there is no federal data privacy law, resulting in states pursuing their own consumer privacy policies. However, in our digital world, a patchwork of different state laws will lead to confusion for people and businesses. A national standard is necessary to establish a uniform set of rights for consumers and create one set of rules for businesses to operate in.
Simon offered this following tatement on the introduction of the bill: "Together, we have a lot of work to do in the coming years to restore the promise of the Internet. One of the areas of greatest need is in creating a single working privacy standard for the United States. In her bill, the approach Representative DelBene takes to protecting Americans’ privacy is smart, measured, and will undoubtedly be highly influential in shaping the approach Congress takes in the days ahead. It is a very welcome addition to the vital debate underway about our digital future."
Rep. DelBene hails from Washington State, is Vice Chair of the Ways and Means Committee and is the current Chair of the House New Democrat Coalition.
We hope to see you on the 30th for a discussion of this vital new legislation from one of the smartest legislators we know.