Chair Rodgers Statement on Strengthening Americans’ Data Privacy and Security

Washington D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement regarding President Biden’s comments on securing Americans’ data privacy at his State of the Union Address:

“The American people deserve to know that their personal data is protected. While it is encouraging to see President Biden’s recent announcement to crack down on the sale of Americans’ personal data to foreign adversaries, Republicans and Democrats agree the best way to truly secure people’s data is for Congress to pass comprehensive data privacy and security legislation that enacts one national data privacy standard. President Biden must work with Congress to end the patchwork of state privacy laws, protect kids online, and prevent bad actors and foreign adversaries from surveilling and exploiting Americans’ data.”