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CDT Statement on Release of Draft Consumer Privacy Bill: the Best Practices Act

Washington, DC –The Center for Democracy & Technology today released the following statement on the release of a draft federal consumer privacy bill, the Best Practices Act, by Rep. Bobby Rush, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection:

"The Rush bill establishes a forward looking and flexible framework for protecting consumer privacy," said CDT President Leslie Harris. "It builds on the sound privacy principles set out in Rep. Boucher's earlier draft and provides the robust set of fair information practices that CDT has called for."

CDT welcomes release of the Best Practices bill and looks forward to working with Chairman Rush's subcommittee and hearing from industry and other groups about the proposed legislation.

Harris will testify Thursday, July 22, before the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection during a hearing to examine both the Rush and Boucher draft bills.