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Source: United States Senator for Florida Marco Rubio

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) urged Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, to consider his consumer data privacy legislation, the American Data Dissemination (ADD) Act (S. 142). A one-pager of the legislation is available here. As numerous states have enacted, or continue to consider, data privacy laws, it has become clear that Congressional action is needed to provide a national privacy policy that provides clear and consistent protections that both consumers and companies can understand. In the letter, Senator Rubio noted that his ADD Act, would “ensure that consumers are provided with a national data privacy law that protects consumers while still protecting the ability of small businesses and start-ups to compete in the digital marketplace.”  The full text of the letter is below. Dear Chairman Wicker and Ranking Member Cantwell: I write to request that the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation consider S. 142, the American Data Dissemination (ADD) Act, in order to ensure that consumers are provided with a national data privacy law that protects consumers while still protecting the ability of small businesses and start-ups to compete in the digital marketplace.  Although there is consensus across government, industry, and the American public about the need for a national privacy law, Congress has yet to take discernible action to address the privacy concerns raised by individuals, consumer groups and other interested parties. While this is a complex topic subject to legitimate policy disagreements about the best path forward to both protect consumers and our digital economy, it has become clear that decisive action is necessary. I believe the ADD Act provides the necessary framework to allow a consensus to be reached at the committee on the data privacy protections needed to adequately protect the American public.    Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to assisting in any way to ensure that this important topic is addressed. Sincerely,

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