No federal privacy law will make it in the US this year, sources say

    Date03 Oct 2019
    CategoryPrivacy
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    Posted ByBrittany Day

    You know about that one, much-hemmed-and-hawed-over, GDPR-ish, national, US privacy law? The one we don’t have? The lack of which means the country’s data privacy landscape is made up of a crazy quilt of state laws? Not happening. Not this year. Learn how this impacts your privacy in a great NakedSecurity article:

    In spite of the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) marching down to Capitol Hill to beat the drum for a unified federal privacy law (and more regulatory powers to enforce it), and in spite of both the House and Senate holding hearings on privacy legislation, transparency about how data is collected and shared, and the stiffening of penalties for data-handling violations, the US is not likely to see an online privacy bill come before Congress this year.

    That’s according to Reuters’ anonymous sources, who say that lawmakers haven’t managed to agree on issues such as whether the bill would preempt state rules.

    And when we’re talking about state rules, we’re talking about the elephant in the room: California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which goes into effect on 1 January 2020.

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