Will the Coronavirus pandemic provide the push needed for a U.S. Federal Privacy law?

“The leaders of the House subcommittee responsible for drafting Federal privacy legislation agree about the need to resume working together in order to pass a national standard, while the panel’s top Republican called for clarity on liability protections.”

“Although the pandemic broke the rhythm of our talks,” said Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., “it has made the need for a strong national privacy standard more urgent.”

“Data privacy is the most fundamental consumer protection we could advance, and we should right now be working together,” said McMorris Rodgers.

“If we don’t act now and work together, I fear a few more years will slip away before we see real action,” said McMorris Rodgers. “It has never been more important that we set a national standard.”

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