Revised Data Care Act Released

Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) and his cosponsors have reintroduced a slightly changed version of the “Data Care Act” (S. 2961), a privacy bill that would impose upon many entities that collect and use the personal data of people a fiduciary duty of care. In December 2018, Schatz and his cosponsors introduced the “Data Care Act” … Continue reading Revised Data Care Act Released

Senate Commerce Democrats Unveil Privacy Bill

The last bill we examined on privacy and data security was Representatives Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Zoe Lofgren’s (D-CA) the “Online Privacy Act of 2019” (H.R. 4978), a long, comprehensive bill that has little chance of being enacted as it is. Another such bill has been introduced by Senate Democratic stakeholders that takes a comprehensive … Continue reading Senate Commerce Democrats Unveil Privacy Bill

Senate Democrats Release Privacy Principles

The ranking members of four Senate Committees have released their principles for any privacy legislation, many of which are likely to be rejected by Republicans and many industry stakeholders (e.g. no preemptions of the “California Consumer Privacy Act” (AB 375) and a private right of action for consumers). Nonetheless, Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Dianne Feinstein … Continue reading Senate Democrats Release Privacy Principles

Privacy Bill A Week: “Own Your Own Data Act” (S. 806) and the “Designing Accounting Safeguards To Help Broaden Oversight and Regulations on Data” (S. 1951).

This week, we will look at a pair of bills referenced by Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee Chair Mike Crapo (R-ID) at a recent hearing on data ownership that take a different approach to privacy. In short, these bills would approach the issues presented by mass collection and use of consumer data by … Continue reading Privacy Bill A Week: “Own Your Own Data Act” (S. 806) and the “Designing Accounting Safeguards To Help Broaden Oversight and Regulations on Data” (S. 1951).

Wyden Revises and Introduces Privacy Bill

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) formally introduced his bill, renamed as the “Mind Your Own Business Act,” that is based substantially on the discussion draft released last fall, the “Consumer Data Protection Act.” Wyden also released a one-page summary. As noted in our analysis of Wyden’s discussion draft: This bill would vastly expand the power of … Continue reading Wyden Revises and Introduces Privacy Bill