Privacy

U.S. Privacy Law: Past, Present and Future

Privacy law is a hot topic for legislatures in the United States at both the state and federal levels. With the advent of influential laws from international governments, including the European Union, the lack of significant privacy regulation in the U.S. has become glaringly apparent. In this article, we discuss the history of privacy regulation…
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Privacy

Senate Hearings Call for Creation of New Data Privacy Bureau

On Wednesday, September 29, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing on data privacy titled, “Protecting Consumer Privacy.” The issue of data privacy is of particular interest to Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), the Committee Chair, who introduced the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act (COPRA) in 2019. Much of the testimony revolved…
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DelBene

The Information Transparency and Personal Data Control Act

On March 11, 2021, Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA) introduced the House of Representatives’ first major privacy bill in the 117th Congress. Rep. DelBene recently joined an episode of the Association for Data and Cyber Governance’s U.S. National Privacy and Cybersecurity Podcast to discuss The Information Transparency and Personal Data Control Act ( H.R. 1816 ).…
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Data Privacy

New Data Protection Agencies are Forthcoming

When we think about data privacy legislation, we usually think about rules, regulations, guidelines and best practices. However, not every data privacy bill on the Senate floor is concerned with telling businesses how to handle their data. A handful of legislators are proposing internal structural changes within government to better-regulate the morphing issues of data…
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Data Privacy Bills

Three Data Privacy Bills to Watch

Staying on top of privacy legislation requires consistent effort. It’s overwhelming enough to keep track of the bills that do pass, but if you ignore proposed bills you risk being blindsided. Nobody wants to suddenly learn that they have insufficient time to adjust to a new piece of regulation. That being said, if keeping up…
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Privacy Laws

Uniform Law Commission Approves Template for State Privacy Laws 

Last month, the Uniform Law Commission (ULC), a nonpartisan coalition of U.S. legal professionals, released a framework from which states can design privacy laws.  The framework, called the Uniform Personal Data Protection Act (UPDPA), has been in development since 2019, and governs how organizations handle U.S. citizens’ sensitive personal data. The framework, or model bill,…
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At Last: US Proposes Federal Data Privacy Law

At long last, a comprehensive federal data privacy bill has been introduced in the US legislature by Representative Suzan DelBene (D-Washington). Known at the Information Transparency and Personal Data Control Act (ITPDCA) ensures the protection of “our most sensitive personal information including financial, health, genetic, biometric, geolocation, sexual orientation, citizenship and immigration status, social security…
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