Travel Tech Weighs in on Proposed Federal Data Privacy Legislation

The American Privacy Rights Act could be the first step in enacting national data privacy reform

April 17, 2024—Today, the House Committee on Energy & Commerce held a hearing on the American Privacy Rights Act of 2024 (APRA), a draft bipartisan, bicameral bill that seeks to create a unified data privacy standard across the United States.

The Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech) has advocated for a single, uniform national privacy law that will protect traveler data and privacy no matter where they live and provide businesses certainty about their responsibilities. 

Following the hearing, Laura Chadwick, President and CEO of Travel Tech said:

“A national data privacy standard will provide clarity and consistency for companies and consumers, improving compliance and leading to greater protection for travelers. Most travel companies by their very nature – from hotels to airlines to online travel agents and travel management companies – manage consumer data and could be impacted by such a law. We look forward to working with Members of Congress who are engaged in pushing forward a national standard.”

The Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech) empowers traveler choice by advocating for public policy that promotes marketplace transparency and competition. Travel Tech represents travel technology innovators ranging from dynamic startups, small, and midsize businesses to leading online travel agencies, metasearch engines, short-term rental platforms, global distribution systems, and travel management companies.

To schedule an interview with a Travel Tech spokesperson, contact Bradford Williamson of Glen Echo Group at 202.870.3234 or

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