The San Francisco Chronicle reports on the California Consumer Privacy Act’s potential impact on a federal U.S. privacy law. While companies want to avoid a patchwork of state privacy rules, advocates do not want to see weaker rules supplant the CCPA and other stricter bills. “Congress’ work should not be to chip away at what California did in its consumer protection law, but rather have it be instructive to us,” said Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. “And I think if we come up with something that’s strong, then we can avoid a 50-state patchwork of laws.” Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., does not believe lawmakers are ready for a federal law but believes it will eventually come down the pipeline. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
If you want to comment on this post, you need to login.