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

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

Dueling COVID-19 Privacy Bills Released

Democratic stakeholders answer a Republican proposal on how to regulate privacy issues raised by COVID-19 contact tracing. The proposals have little chance of enactment and are mostly about positioning.   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 … Continue reading Dueling COVID-19 Privacy Bills Released

CCPA 2.0 Backers Submit Ballot Initiative for November Election

A new California ballot initiative is submitted for approval that would revise the CCPA and impose new requirements starting in 2023, if enacted. This new statute could not be amended to weaken it per ballot initiative law in California. The organization that forced action on the “California Consumer Protection Act” (CCPA) (AB 375) by getting … Continue reading CCPA 2.0 Backers Submit Ballot Initiative for November Election

Senate Commerce Republicans Vow To Introduce Privacy Bill To Govern COVID-19 Apps and Tech

Key Republican stakeholders on privacy legislation float a bill on COVID-19 relating to privacy that seems unlikely to garner the necessary Democratic buy-in to advance.   Late last week, key Republicans on the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation announced they would introduce the “COVID-19 Consumer Data Protection Act” that provide new privacy and data security … Continue reading Senate Commerce Republicans Vow To Introduce Privacy Bill To Govern COVID-19 Apps and Tech

The BROWSER Act (S. 1116)

First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of these Updates from 2019 here. My apologies. I thought I had posted this write up and others on the various privacy and data protection bills. In any event, I'll be doing some remedial work of … Continue reading The BROWSER Act (S. 1116)

Moran Releases Long Awaited Privacy Bill Without Blumenthal

Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) has released his long-awaited privacy and data security bill, the “Consumer Data Privacy and Security Act of 2020” (S.3456) that is not cosponsored by Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) even though the two Senators have been in talks since late 2018 along with other Senators to draft a bipartisan bill. Of course, … Continue reading Moran Releases Long Awaited Privacy Bill Without Blumenthal

Democrat Proposes Creating Data Protection Authority To Address Privacy

Another Senate Democrat has introduced a privacy and data security bill. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's "Data Protection Act of 2020" (S. 3300) would create a federal data protection authority along the lines of the agencies each European Union member nation has. This new agency would be the primary federal regulator of privacy laws, including a number … Continue reading Democrat Proposes Creating Data Protection Authority To Address Privacy

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