After a busy year for privacy regulation, Yahoo Finance reports on the prospects of a federal U.S. privacy law in 2019. Last year saw the EU General Data Protection Regulation go into effect and the passage of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. In response to those bills, lawmakers have proposals for a federal privacy law; however, those potential rules need to find more common ground on several topics. Wired reports the CCPA could end up as a national standard for the U.S., while also covering tech companies’ attempts to preempt the CCPA with a bill that better suits their interest. Adweek cites Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., as lawmakers who will shape tech regulation in 2019. Meanwhile, the Interactive Advertising Bureau filed comments with the Federal Trade Commission stating a federal privacy law should be based on the industry’s self-regulatory principles, while the European Commission called for a federal U.S. law within the review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield agreement.
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