The Internet Innovation Alliance released the following statement on the Energy & Commerce Committee’s just-released, bipartisan staff draft of a comprehensive consumer privacy bill:

“The Internet Innovation Alliance applauds the House Energy & Commerce Committee staff for digging-in on the important issue of privacy in a serious, bipartisan fashion. Comprehensive, preemptive federal privacy legislation is a critical priority for consumers, entrepreneurs and innovators, and we are pleased to see the Committee giving it the thought and effort it deserves. We look forward to reviewing the details of the proposed legislation but are very encouraged to see a unified effort consistent with the Committee’s long history of bipartisan, consensus-based legislating.”