WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation today issued the following statement from Senior Vice President for Government Relations David French in response to a new federal privacy bill, the Consumer Data Privacy and Security Act, introduced on Thursday by Senator Jerry Moran, R-Kan.
“Senator Moran has been a leader in calling for enactment of a balanced federal privacy law that protects consumers’ personal information while providing a uniform, nationwide regulatory framework for all American businesses that handle consumer data. This bill would protect consumer privacy no matter where an individual lives or which business handles his or her data. That’s a key principle only a preemptive federal law can achieve and that is not met by the increasing patchwork of state privacy laws.”
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