New Democrat Coalition Endorses DelBene’s Privacy Legislation
Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA), announced that the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) has endorsed her privacy legislation, the Information Transparency and Personal Data Control Act (H.R. 2013). The New Democrats are the largest coalition in the House of Representatives, with over 100 members.
“I’m very pleased this critical legislation has received the support of my New Democrat colleagues,” said DelBene, who serves as NDC’s Vice-Chair of Policy. “Our coalition is about finding solutions to tough problems, and my legislation is an important step toward ensuring that consumers have more control over their most sensitive information. This endorsement creates momentum in Congress to finally protect consumer privacy. The bill has received positive feedback from key stakeholders, consumer advocates and my colleagues. Congress must act to protect consumer privacy.”
“New Democrat Coalition Members have been leading the way to develop forward-looking legislation to foster innovation while protecting consumers’ data privacy. This bill will bring transparency to consumer data and help consumers protect and control sensitive personal information,” said NDC Chair Derek Kilmer. “The NDC looks forward to helping advance consumer-focused legislation that strikes an important balance of prioritizing privacy while promoting innovation.”
DelBene's legislation would:
DelBene is a member of the Ways and Means Committee as well as the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress. She is co-chair of the Digital Trade Caucus, Women's High-Tech Caucus, and Internet of Things Caucus.
She represents Washington’s first congressional district.