Democratic U.S. Reps. Anna Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren have announced the Online Privacy Act, a proposal that would create a federal enforcement agency to protect privacy rights.

“The bill proposes the creation of the Digital Privacy Agency (DPA) that would have the power to enforce privacy rights for users and make sure companies follow the

A U.S. online privacy bill is not likely to come before Congress this year, three sources told Reuters.

Lawmakers disagree over issues like whether the bill should preempt state rules. While the sources, who are involved in the negotiations, still think it is possible at least one discussion draft of the bill could land before

The U.S. Congress is considering increased enforcement powers for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), reports Bloomberg’s Sara Merken

“House and Senate lawmakers are weighing whether to give the FTC broad or targeted new rulemaking authority, and more resources, to enforce privacy and data security obligations. They also are discussing whether federal legislation should override state

Republican U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley plans to propose a bill that would let consumers block all websites from collecting unnecessary data.

The proposal would allow consumers to choose a single setting that opts out of all data collection “beyond what is indispensable to the companies’ online services.”

The bill would impose fines against companies of

“When it comes to tech in California, the balance is making sure we continue to have an environment that fosters creativity and innovation, while … fighting to have the proper amount of consumer protection and privacy that any of us … would want,” said Ian Calderon, California Assembly majority leader.

“The law may not be

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

To U.S. Federal Privacy Law or To Not U.S. Federal Privacy Law, that is the question.

At a House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing February 26, industry professionals and advocates made their pitches for what should be contained within a federal privacy bill. The discussion revolved around how prescriptive a federal law should be