On February 26 and 27, 2019, the House Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce, and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, respectively, held hearings to explore the potential passage of a national privacy law. In both houses, members of Congress and the panelists agreed that the federal government should enact legislation to protect consumers’ private data without stifling innovation or hurting small businesses. Both hearings were full of much discussion but minimal agreement about the scope and framework of such a law. There were, however, a few takeaways that could offer insight into what a national privacy law might – eventually – look like.
Continue Reading Preemption, enforcement and consumer choice, oh my! The House and Senate explore a federal privacy law