The Federal Trade Commission should be the primary enforcer of a federal privacy bill and to do so would need a larger budget. That is one point that seemed to be in consensus at the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing held on February 27, 2019 in connection with a U.S. Federal privacy law.
Additional points discussed included:
- The role of state AGs in enforcement
- Whether the FTC should be able to fine for a first offense
- Whether consumers should have the right to deletion and whether the collection of sensitive data should be an opt-in choice for consumers
- Whether the U.S. should look to the EU and its passage of the General Data Protection Regulation as a model, or, perhaps, the California Consumer Privacy Act
- How heavily consumer choice should factor into a federal law