NAFCU advocates for national privacy legislation in joint letter to Congress

NAFCU joined with other trade associations Thursday calling for Congress to pass comprehensive privacy legislation that protects all Americans equally.

“It has been 1,285 days since the California Consumer Privacy Act, America’s first comprehensive data protection law, was signed,” wrote the group. “Consumers and businesses should not be forced to wait longer for legislation that equally protects the privacy of all Americans.”

In the letter, the group explained that growth in state laws creates confusion and threatens innovation, such as Virginia and Colorado’s recently passed legislation differing from the California Privacy Rights Act.

“As the Federal Trade Commission considers a privacy rulemaking that would add a further layer of complexity to the state patchwork, it is critical that Congress pass one single national standard,” continued the group. “This standard must provide meaningful and robust protections for consumers through sole federal agency and state attorney general enforcement.”


continue reading »