The House Energy and Commerce Committee unveiled a first draft of a bipartisan federal privacy bill.
Staffers on the committee sent the draft legislation to stakeholders and are seeking comments by mid-January. The draft from Republican and Democratic staffers on the House Energy and Commerce Committee comes as the Senate continues to wrestle with its own privacy negotiations.
“On many issues, the House’s privacy bill discussion draft hews closely to the legislation recently offered by the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Commerce Committee. But the bill side-steps several of the most divisive issues on the table, including whether any federal law will override incoming state privacy laws and whether individuals should be empowered to sue companies over privacy violations.”