David Monahan, Fairplay ([email protected])
Fairplay statement on the advancement of the American Data Privacy and Protection Act
The following statement can be attributed to Josh Golin, Executive Director, Fairplay
BOSTON, MA —Wednesday, July 20, 2022 —“Fairplay is glad that the House Committee on Energy and Commerce voted to advance the American Data Privacy and Protection Act to a full floor vote in the House of Representatives. We appreciate all of the ways in which members from both sides of the aisle have worked to strengthen the bill’s protections for children.
The ADPPA’s ban on surveillance advertising to children and teens is hugely important. It protects young people from exploitative ads, relentless surveillance by marketers, and the bad business model of Big Tech that encourages compulsive tech use and exposure to harmful content.
As online threats to children evolve, however, it is essential that states are able to innovate and protect young people quickly. We are particularly concerned that this law would preempt California’s groundbreaking Age Appropriate Design Code, a bill that is poised to give millions of children the more robust protections they need.”