The IPA Privacy’s framework supports a principles-based approach to privacy legislation that is technology neutral to foster innovation and competition and seeks to reduce regulatory burdens by harmonizing federal and state laws and regulations, including by expressly preempting non-conforming state law. With respect to data breaches and other consumer issues, we believe such issues are best handled through Federal regulators and state Attorneys' General without an individual private right of action, as a private right of action would result in unnecessary and costly litigation. Our members believe that the current state of consumer privacy requirements undermines consumer expectations and trust because it is a patchwork of nonconforming state laws. For this reason, Federal action is needed to develop a uniform framework for the collection, use, and sharing of personal data as well as addressing data breaches. Such Federal action should balance the interests of consumer privacy with not overly burdening industry providers. In support of this goal, our members have adopted the IPA's Proposed Framework for Federal Privacy Legislation that we believe appropriately balances these equities.
Full Statement on Proposed Framework for Federal Privacy Legislation