How Federal Data Privacy Bill Would Affect Businesses

By Brandon N. Robinson and Kelsi Long (July 6, 2022, 2:34 PM EDT) — On June 3, Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Reps. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., and Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., released a bipartisan discussion draft of a comprehensive federal privacy framework entitled the American Data Privacy and Protection Act.[1]

After a June 14 hearing, the act was introduced as H.R. 8152 on June 21.[2] Following the committee’s markup session on June 23, the subcommittee voted favorably to introduce an amendment as substitute to the full committee.[3]

The following represents a detailed summary as well as thoughts on its impacts on businesses and current compliance with other laws.

Title I — Duty of Loyalty…

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