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Public Policy

Letters to Congress & Regulators

ETA uses multiple avenues to reach lawmakers and make the industry’s voice heard. Writing letters to Congress and regulators is an influential way ETA promotes its message throughout DC.

ETA Comments on FTC Strategic Plan (12.05.17)

ETA Comments to the Department of Finance Canada’s "A New Retail Payments Oversight Framework: A Consultation Paper" (10.06.17)

ETA Letter of Support – Digital Security Commission Act of 2016 (03.21.16)

ETA Comments to the Federal Trade Commission on “Big Data” (10.31.14)

Letter to Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs supporting S. 1193, The Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2013 (09.10.14)

Letter to Senate supporting S. 1193, The Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2013 (09.10.14)

Joint Trade Association Letter to Majority Leader Reid and Speaker Boehner in Support of a Uniform National Standard for Data Breach Notification (05.22.14)

Joint Trade Association Letter to the California Senate Committee on Banking and Financial Institutions Opposing SB. 1351 (05.21.14)

Letter to Chairman Noreen Evans Opposing California SB. 1351 (05.21.14)

Letter to Senator Jerry Hill Opposing California SB. 1351 (04.24.14)

Statement: US House of Representatives / Committee on Financial Services Hearing (04.08.14)

Thank You Letter to OCP Letter Signers (03.31.14)

Joint Trade Association Letter Announcing Merchant and Financial Trade Association Cybersecurity Partnership (02.13.14)

Department of the Treasury Response Regarding 1099-K Reporting (01.31.14)

Letter to Stuart F. Delery, Assistant Attorney General, DOJ, Regarding the Harmful Nature of Operation Choke Point (01.30.14)

Letter to Speaker Boehner, Leader Reid, Leader Pelosi, and Leader McConnell Explaining the Importance of Data Security (01.27.14)

Department of Justice Response Regarding Operation Choke Point (01.22.14)

Comment Letter to Federal Reserve Banks regarding “Payment System Improvement – Public Consultation Paper” (12.13.13)

Letter to Lois Greisman, Associate Director, FTC, Regarding Industry Efforts to Develop a Best Practices Educational Initiative (11.15.13)

Statement for the Record: House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade Hearing: “Reporting Data Breaches: Is Federal Legislation Needed to Protect Consumers?” (07.18.13)

ETA Comments to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on Short Form Discolsure (02.14.13)

ETA Letter To the Senate Judiciary Regarding S. 1223, the Location Privacy Protection Act of 2011 (12.12.12)

Letter to Chairman Leahy and Ranking Member Grassley Regarding S. 1151, S. 1408, and S. 1535 (09.29.11)



Scott Talbott
Senior Vice President of Government Affairs

Grant Hannah
Government Affairs Coordinator

PJ Hoffman
Director of Regulatory Affairs