Brown’s Bill Is The Most Privacy Friendly So Far

The top Democrat on the Senate Banking Committee has released the most pro-privacy bill yet. Even though Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Ranking Member Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced his draft privacy bill in June, the “Data Accountability and Transparency Act of 2020,” too much has been happening to take a proper look at the … Continue reading Brown’s Bill Is The Most Privacy Friendly So Far

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (29 September)

Coming Events The United States’ Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced that its third annual National Cybersecurity Summit “will be held virtually as a series of webinars every Wednesday for four weeks beginning September 16 and ending October 7:”September 30: Diversity in CybersecurityOctober 7: Defending our DemocracyOne can register … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (29 September)

Senate Commerce Hearing On Privacy

Senate stakeholders appear no closer to resolving the two key impasses in privacy legislation: preemption and a private right of action. A week after the introduction of the “Setting an American Framework to Ensure Data Access, Transparency, and Accountability (SAFE DATA) Act” (S.4626) was introduced, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a hearing … Continue reading Senate Commerce Hearing On Privacy

A Washington State Privacy Bill…Rises From The Dead

One of the sponsors of a privacy bill that died earlier this year has reintroduced a modified version with new language in the hopes of passing the bill next year. Washington State Senator Reuven Carlyle (D-Seattle) has floated a new draft of privacy legislation in the hopes it will be pass after forerunner bills dying … Continue reading A Washington State Privacy Bill…Rises From The Dead

Another Federal Privacy Bill

Senate Commerce Republicans revise and release privacy bill that does not budge on main issues setting them apart from their Democratic colleagues. Last week, in advance of tomorrow’s hearing on privacy legislation, the chair and key Republicans released a revised version of draft legislation released last year to mark their position on what United States … Continue reading Another Federal Privacy Bill

CPRA From Another View

Let’s see how the CPRA would work from the view of a Californian. Of course, I analyzed California Ballot Proposition 24, the “California Privacy Rights Act,” at some length in a recent issue, but I think taking on the proposed rewrite of the “California Consumer Privacy Act” (AB 375) from a different angle may provide … Continue reading CPRA From Another View

CPRA Analyzed

The CCPA follow on bill on the ballot in California will significantly change how the state regulates privacy, which will set the de facto standard for the U.S. in the absence of federal legislation.       With the “California Privacy Rights Act” (CPRA) having been successfully added to the November ballot on which Californians will vote … Continue reading CPRA Analyzed

National Privacy Legislation Stalled in U.S.

The chances for U.S. privacy legislation are worse now than they were before the pandemic.  However, there may be some decision points approaching.      A few weeks into the traditional August recess, Congress is no closer to enacting federal privacy legislation than before the pandemic. In fact, such legislation may be further from being sent … Continue reading National Privacy Legislation Stalled in U.S.

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (23 July)

First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of these Updates from 2019 and 2020 here. Here are Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events. Other Developments New Zealand’s Privacy Commissioner has begun the process of implementing the new Privacy Act 2020 and has … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (23 July)

Senate Democratic Stakeholder Floats Privacy Discussion Draft

The top Democrat on one committee has released a bill that would scrap the notice and consent model and strictly limit what information can be collected, processed, and shared. First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of these Updates from 2019 and 2020 … Continue reading Senate Democratic Stakeholder Floats Privacy Discussion Draft