Tech Policy Press: May 2024 US Tech Policy Roundup 

June 1, 2024

APRA: Various civil society organizations celebrated APRA’s movement and urged Congress to pass the privacy law. The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) “commended the Subcommittee and Chair McMorris Rodgers for their work.” The Center for American Progress urged Congress to pass APRA and made a case for the pressing need for comprehensive privacy and children’s safety laws. In contrast, some organizations criticized APRA for its shortcomings or impacts on specific industries. A coalition of seven financial trade associations published a letter pushing Congress to exempt certain financial institutions from APRA’s requirements. Small businesses owners at the Connected Commerce Council also expressed concerns about APRA’s impact on their companies. 

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