Debevoise Discusses What the ADPPA Means for U.S. Data Regulation

On June 21, 2022, the House Energy and Commerce Committee formally introduced a new federal privacy bill: the American Data Privacy and Protection Act (“ADPPA”). Notably, the ADPPA has diverse support from both branches of Congress and both political parties. The ADPPA aims to create a national framework that would preempt many, but not all, state privacy laws.

It is unclear whether the ADPPA has sufficient support to become law, as it reportedly lacks key support in the Senate. Further, the fallout from the Supreme Court’s recent Dobbs decision has drawn closer scrutiny of the ADPPA’s provisions. Critics question whether … Read more