Reuters reports on the prospects of a federal U.S. privacy law after the midterm elections conclude Nov. 6. Democrats are pegged to take control of the U.S. House of Representatives on election day, and a divided Congress would result in fewer approved bills. After the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 was signed into law earlier this year, the prospect of a federal privacy law increased. Even with a split Congress, the likelihood of a federal rule remains as high as ever, the report states. Tech companies have voiced their support of a law to supplant the CCPA, and both the Democrats and Republicans are in favor of an all-encompassing privacy law, although it is unclear what each party’s rule would contain.
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