DelBene Privacy Bill Would Protect Consumers Without Undermining Innovation, Says Leading Tech Policy Think Tank

March 29, 2019

WASHINGTON—In response to the introduction of privacy legislation from Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01), the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the world’s leading think tank for science and technology policy, released the following statement from its vice president, Daniel Castro:

This legislation is an important step forward in finding a balanced approach to consumer data protection. This proposal would significantly strengthen the FTC’s enforcement capabilities, establish uniform national rules for the digital economy, and ensure businesses are focused on protecting consumers’ most sensitive information. This legislation shows that it is possible to protect consumers without undermining innovation, and we encourage Congress to move forward quickly with this proposal to provide guidance and certainty to consumers and business alike.