National Consumers League statement on introduction of Online Consumer Privacy and Data Security Act of 2015 – National Consumers League

April 30, 2015

Contact: NCL Communications, Carol McKay (412) 945-3242,

Washington, DC–The National Consumers League, America’s pioneering consumer and worker advocacy organization, today applauded the introduction of the Consumer Privacy Protection Act of 2015 by Senator Leahy and others.

The following statement is attributable to John Breyault, NCL Vice President of Public Policy, Telecommunications and Fraud:

“It is critically important that Congress gets it right on consumer protections related to data breaches. One need only read the headlines to see the havoc that mega-breaches at our nation’s largest companies are wreaking on tens of millions of consumers. That is why we are pleased to support Senator Leahy’s efforts to craft strongly pro-consumer data security and data breach notification legislation. The Consumer Privacy Protection Act of 2015 would create strong incentives for businesses to better protect the vast amounts of consumer data they are collecting. Importantly, the bill allows states to continue to serve as laboratories of democracy by innovating beyond the consumer protection floor set by this bill. We urge Chairman Grassley and the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to support this common sense consumer protection legislation.”


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