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Statement from the Connected Commerce Council on Senate Antitrust Subcommittee Hearing

Washington, DC (March 7, 2023): Connected Commerce Council (3C) Executive Director Rob Retzlaff issued the below statement regarding the Senate Antitrust Subcommittee’s hearing “Reining in Dominant Digital Platforms: Restoring Competition to Our Digital Markets.”

“After failing to convince 60 of her colleagues that the digital economy needs wholesale changes, Sen. Klobuchar is continuing her crusade to rewrite the rules of the road and make small business digital tools more expensive and harder to use.

“Affordable, powerful, and integrated digital tools from companies like Amazon and Google helped 85% of small businesses grow over the last two years. Untying those knots will hurt the millions of small businesses that benefit from the digital economy boom that makes it easier and more affordable than ever before to start and run a small business and reach millions of potential customers online. 

“If Congress and the Judiciary Committee care about addressing tech issues that matter to small businesses and consumers, they should pass a national data privacy law. Small businesses need a single, uniform privacy standard that creates one set of rules that balances the need for consumer privacy and the availability of data to power critical digital tools like advertising.”

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