Washington, D.C. – TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives, today issued the following statement, attributable to TechNet President and CEO Linda Moore, following the unanimous passage of the American Data Privacy and Protection Act (ADPPA) out of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce:

“Congress is serious about passing privacy legislation in a way they haven’t been in a long time as today’s unanimous passage of the ADPPA out of subcommittee in the House shows. This is just one step in the process and additional negotiation is needed but we remain hopeful that a bipartisan privacy bill can make its way to the President’s desk this Congress.

“TechNet remains committed to working with Congress to pass a federal privacy law that protects consumers no matter where they live and gives businesses certainty about their responsibilities so they can invest in creating jobs, not paying legal bills.”

TechNet has been a national leader in calling for federal privacy legislation. TechNet’s initiative, United for Privacy, has brought together partners across all sectors of the economy to advocate for legislation that protects consumers and American businesses by ending the patchwork of state privacy laws.