Federal Data Privacy Law Proposals_ Notable DifferencesFederal Data Privacy Law Proposals: Notable Differences

Federal Data Privacy Law Proposals: Notable Differences

Hearings on two federal privacy law bills from opposite sides of the aisle were held late last week before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. The bills stand as indications of differences in between Democrat and Republican views on a comprehensive privacy law.  The first – Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act (COPRA) – was proposed by Democratic Senator Maria Cantwell, D. Wash, and has the backing of several other Democrat Senators.  The second – the United States Consumer Data Privacy Act (CDPA) – was proposed by Republican Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., is likely to have other Republican support.

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