Washington, DC – Internet Association President & CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement in response to Senator Brian Schatz’s (D-HI) introduction of the Data Care Act of 2018:
“As Ranking Member of the Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet Subcommittee, Sen. Schatz has played a thoughtful leadership role on a range of technology policy issues. The internet industry appreciates his leadership in advancing a federal privacy bill.
“Internet companies act as responsible stewards of people’s data and agree with Sen. Schatz that federal legislation should promote responsible data practices. The industry looks forward to continuing its work with Sen. Schatz, Members of the 116th Congress, and other stakeholders on both sides of the aisle on our shared goal of passing an economy-wide law that protects consumer privacy and allows companies to innovate.”