Today, Rep. David N. Cicilline (D-RI) introduced the Consumer Privacy Protection Act of 2015 to improve data security practices and protect the sensitive personal information of Americans. Public Knowledge applauds Rep. Cicilline for prioritizing consumer privacy.
The following can be attributed to Chris Lewis, Vice President of Government Affairs at Public Knowledge:
“Rep. Cicilline should be commended for introducing this common-sense alternative to other data breach and data security bills as a companion to the Senate bill. This bill creates a strong federal standard of privacy protections without preempting those state laws that have an even higher standard of protection.
“The bill also preserves the system of data security at the Federal Communications Commission that has been an integral part of privacy protections on essential communications networks. The FCC and FTC have worked in concert on a variety of consumer protections over the years and this bill will preserve that successful balance of authority.”
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