Advancing Justice - AAJC Signs Coalition Statement for Subcommittee Hearing on Draft of "The American Data Privacy and Protection Act"

June 14, 2022

Advancing Justice - AAJC joins the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights in submitting for the record an initial response to the bipartisan draft.

We are encouraged by the bipartisan discussion draft of privacy legislation, “The American Data Privacy and Protection Act,” which was released earlier this month. Last month, more than 70 civil rights and privacy organizations signed a letter calling on Congress to pass a strong law to protect all American’s privacy and civil rights. At that time, we stated that “privacy rights are civil rights.” We also noted the importance of enacting a strong law, recognizing that privacy legislation can empower communities of color and open doors for marginalized populations. Simply put, well drafted comprehensive federal consumer privacy legislation will protect civil and human rights.