Bloomberg Businessweek reports efforts to create U.S. privacy legislation, at a state and federal level, are not progressing as quickly as lawmakers had hoped. At a state level, the California Consumer Privacy Act is facing the possibility of a less stringent framework as restrictive amendments are either dropped or weakened. The article highlights the issue through Democratic State Assembly Member Buffy Wicks. Privacy advocates believe the pace set by the CCPA has had a direct effect on federal privacy legislation, which is stuck in the conceptual stages with time running short to pass a law before the 2020 elections. Meanwhile, The New York Times' editorial board wrote an op-ed for "The Privacy Project" discussing why the U.S. trails Europe in the area of digital privacy and why now is the time for lawmakers to act. (Registration may be required to access these stories.)
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