Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law


Erin J. An

First Page



Millions of Americans face unprecedented privacy risks related to their data, often without their awareness. With the increasing value of consumer data and its growing utilization by businesses, there is a growing demand for greater transparency and privacy protections. As of 2023, no comprehensive federal law governs data privacy in the United States, leaving citizens with limited protections. Introduced to Congress on June 21, 2022, the American Data and Privacy Protection Act (ADPPA) successfully passed the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, making it the furthest a national comprehensive data privacy bill has progressed through the federal legislative process compared to any other proposed bill. This Note discusses the ADPPA, specifically its notable features and the changes it has seen in Congress. This Note then provides a comparative analysis of other modern data privacy laws, such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Furthermore, this Note reviews the implications of the ADPPA on businesses and consumers if it is signed into law. Finally, this Note concludes by proposing solutions lawmakers could consider to mitigate criticisms the bill has received.