Jeff Turner

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.
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On Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi expressed concerns with certain features of the American Data Privacy and Protection Act (“ADPPA”) and its broad preemption provision, which as currently drafted would override the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) and its subsequent voter- approved amendments.  The ADPPA was favorably reported by the House Committee on Energy and

Last week, the House Energy and Commerce Committee advanced H.R. 4551, the “Reporting Attacks from Nations Selected for Oversight and Monitoring Web Attacks and Ransomware from Enemies Act” (“RANSOMWARE Act”).  H.R. 4551 was introduced by Consumer Protection and Commerce Ranking Member Gus Bilirakis (R-FL).

If it becomes law, H.R. 4551 would amend Section 14 of

SPB Partner Beth Goldstein also contributed to this post.

With the powerful Committee on Energy and Commerce having approved a comprehensive, bipartisan privacy bill by a vote of 53-2, the US House of Representatives is one step closer to approving historic privacy legislation after over a decade of debate. Before formally reporting the legislation to

Earlier this week, the leaderships of the House Energy and Commerce Committee formally introduced the American Data Privacy and Protection Act (HB 8152). The legislation is being marked up today in the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. The legislation likely will be slated for full committee