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Small Businesses Frustrated After Flawed Data Privacy Bill Clears House Subcommittee

Washington, DC: Small business owners today expressed serious concerns with several provisions in the American Privacy Rights Act (APRA) after the bill advanced out of the House Subcommittee on Innovation, Data, and Commerce.  “Small businesses need a national data privacy law that protects consumers and helps small businesses thrive in today’s digital economy,” said Kevin…


Small business owners share concerns about bipartisan data privacy bill

U.S. Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash) and U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash) recently put forward a new bill to protect data privacy, but some small businesses say they have concerns.


Bryan Toston and Jason Stock : The American Privacy Rights Act holds promise – and significant perils – for small businesses

At last, Congress has produced a national data privacy bill, the American Privacy Rights Act. As the owners of a Spokane-based software firm and small business marketing agency, we see bill as a step …

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Connected Commerce Council Executive Director Rob Retzlaff Issues Statement Criticizing the American Privacy Rights Act Ahead of Key House Subcommittee Vote

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2024 – Connected Commerce Council (3C) Executive Director Rob Retzlaff today issued the following statement on the American Privacy Rights Act’s (APRA’s) harmful impacts on small businesses. Retzlaff’s comments came ahead of a hearing and vote on APRA in the House Subcommittee on Innovation, Data, and Commerce. “Small businesses need a federal…

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