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This week, House Committee on Energy and Commerce Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Chair Maria Cantwell (D-WA) unveiled their bipartisan, bicameral discussion draft of the American Privacy Rights Act (APRA draft).[1] Chair Rodgers’ and Chair Cantwell’s announcement of the APRA draft surprised many congressional observers after comprehensive privacy legislation stalled in 2022.Continue Reading April’s APRA: Could Draft Privacy Legislation Blossom into Law in 2024?

This year, Congress is steadily progressing towards enacting meaningful legislation on artificial intelligence (AI) for the first time. At the end of 2023, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and his “Gang of Four” (Senators Todd Young (R-IN), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), and Mike Rounds (R-SD)) concluded their AI Insight Forums, a series of sessions where

Last week, the House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce kicked off its first in a series of hearings surrounding the burgeoning topic of artificial intelligence (AI) with a hearing titled “Safeguarding Data and Innovation: Building the Foundation for the Use of Artificial Intelligence.”

While this was the first AI-focused Energy and Commerce hearing

The U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce has now completed the third of three scheduled hearings in advance of drafting comprehensive privacy legislation. During the hearing last month, lawmakers focused in particular on the urgent need to address the data sharing risks of wildly popular apps.

The hearing is just the latest

Following up on his Wall Street Journal op-ed in January, President Joe Biden has now directly called on Congress to act on privacy legislation.  Last week, he bluntly told lawmakers in his State of the Union address: “[I]t’s time to pass bipartisan legislation to stop Big Tech from collecting personal data on kids and teenagers

This week President Joe Biden stood before a joint session of the 118th Congress and gave his State of the Union address.  The President offered his vision for the next several years, which included a focus on Big Tech regulation and privacy issues.  As we covered in a previous post, the American Data

This morning, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy released a long-awaited “Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights” (“AI Bill of Rights”) that, when implemented, would apply to automated systems that have the potential to meaningfully affect the American public’s rights, opportunities, or access to critical resources or services. The AI

Several developments this week underscored the continued importance of a bill that has been introduced to implement uniform privacy federal privacy standards.
Continue Reading Passage of Federal Privacy Bill Remains Possible This Year, Remains a Continued Priority