Statement of Michael Powell, NCTA President & CEO, Regarding the American Privacy Rights Act

"In today's digital age where our lives increasingly unfold online, it's crucial that consumers have confidence that their personal data will be kept secure and used in line with reasonable expectations. We welcome the arrival of the American Privacy Rights Act, a new bipartisan privacy draft released by House and Senate Commerce Committee Chairs McMorris Rodgers and Cantwell and the efforts being made to bridge past divides that have slowed our progress. It is important that a streamlined national privacy standard balances robust consumer protections with the practical needs of the online ecosystem. We look forward to working with the Chairs, Ranking Members and all in Congress as this bill progresses.”