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America's best chance for nationwide privacy law could do more harm than good


Analysis Introduced in April, the American Privacy Rights Act (APRA) was - in the words of its drafters - "the best opportunity we’ve had in decades to establish a national data privacy and security standard that gives people the right to control their personal information."

That opportunity may have been squandered thanks to legislative changes last week that, advocacy groups claim, diluted the privacy rules fatally. The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (LCCRUL) on Monday advised lawmakers to vote against APRA because the latest draft contains privacy loopholes and omits previously included civil rights protections.

"Civil rights guardrails are essential for consumer trust in a system that allows companies to collect and use personal data without consent," the legal group said in a statement. "The new draft strips out anti-discrimination protections, AI impact assessment requirements, and the ability to opt-out of AI decision-making for major economic opportunities like housing ...


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