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United States Privacy Digest | Lawmakers urge Biden to enact federal privacy legislation in 2022 Related reading: 10 years after: The EU's 'crunch time' on GDPR enforcement

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  • In a letter to U.S. President Joe Biden, a group of legislators urged him to work with Congress toward enacting federal consumer privacy and data security legislation in 2022. The four lawmakers — U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., and Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., urged Biden to prioritize data privacy legislation six months ago and said they have not received a response. They wrote a federal law is “a national imperative for maintaining a strong and secure digital economy.”
  • TechTarget reports on the potential for a federal privacy law in 2022, calling the prospect “grim” despite bipartisan Congressional support. Electronic Frontier Foundation Senior Staff Attorney Lee Tien said the energy around privacy “has sort of flattened out” while U.S. states are adopting their own laws, and Resolute Strategic Services Executive Vice President Cory Simpson said questions around enforcement and preemption of state laws are presenting challenges to a federal law.
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