A pair of noteworthy proposals for a comprehensive federal data privacy law has emerged as the debate within U.S. Congress continues. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., introduced the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act, which has been sponsored by several Senate Democrats. On the other side of the aisle, Senate Republicans will likely back the proposed bill from Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., titled the Consumer Data Privacy Act. In this white paper, IAPP Senior Westin Research Fellow Müge Fazlioglu, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, explores the similarities and differences between COPRA and CDPA, as well as the gray areas where both laws are neither in lock-step, nor completely out of sync.
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