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Small Business Owners Voice Concerns With Proposed Federal Data Privacy Bill

WASHINGTON (July 17, 2024): Small business owners Clark Twiddy of Twiddy & Co., LaKita Anderson of Simply LaKita, and Shallon Thomas of T|W Tote today voiced concerns over how the American Privacy Rights Act (APRA) would impact their ability to use personalized digital advertising – which uses basic data such as consumers’ interests and demographics…

Proposed data privacy law would devastate small businesses serving minorities

I’m extremely worried about a proposed digital privacy bill called the American Privacy Rights Act (APRA). I know it’s important to…

Connected Commerce Council Response to APRA Markup in House Committee on Energy and Commerce

WASHINGTON (June 27, 2024): Connected Commerce Council Executive Director Rob Retzlaff today issued the following statement ahead of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce vote on the American Privacy Rights Act (APRA) H.R. 8188. “APRA’s sweeping new definition of ‘sensitive data’ will dramatically limit small businesses’ ability to advertise, find customers, and drive sales.…

New Research Shows Overregulating Data Will Hurt Small Businesses and Digital Publishers

WASHINGTON (June 26, 2024)— A new study led by the Connected Commerce Council (3C) and Advertiser Perceptions found that overregulating data that powers personalized digital advertising would severely impact small and medium-sized business advertisers (SMBs) and publishers that use these tools to find customers, grow, and measure the effectiveness of their ads. The study comes…

Op-Ed: Request for Reconsideration of the Data Privacy Bill

I want to thank the Governor for vetoing the data privacy bill passed by the legislature. I have become increasingly concerned about the potential impact of H.121 legislation on my hotel business.

The Importance of Trust for Managing Through a Crisis

In March 2020, Twiddy & Company, a family-owned vacation rental company known for hospitality rooted in personal interactions, needed to adjust to contactless, remote customer service.

Bed N Biscuit co-owner marked a 3C Congressional Champion

One business owner is voicing her concerns about new legislative proposals that could harm North Dakota’s small business scene. Co-owner of Bed N Biscuit, Lila Teunissen, met with Senator Hoeven to discuss

From Policy to Practice: How the American Privacy Rights Act Will Inadvertently Harm Small Businesses

In today’s digital age, protecting people’s sensitive data has never been more critical. As more and more states propose, pass, and implement varied data privacy laws, Congress must pass a unified national privacy law. However, the recently introduced American Privacy Rights Act (APRA) does not create a single national privacy law and raises significant concerns…

Mooresville Small Business Leader Recognized as 3C Congressional Champion

WASHINGTON (May 7, 2024): Pavlo Prannyk, owner of Mooresville, NC-based olpr. Leather Goods Co, last week met with officials from Rep. Patrick McHenry’s (R-NC) office to explain the vital role digital tools play in his business. He also voiced concern about policy proposals that could hurt small businesses like his by making such tools more…

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