A debate is happening in Washington that’s “critically important to the future of the internet,” Opinion Writer Charlie Warzel writes for The New York Times. Warzel reviews the differences and similarities between two draft consumer privacy bills — U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell’s, D-Wash., proposed Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act and Sen. Roger Wicker’s, R-Miss., Consumer Data Privacy Act. “Ultimately, it seems like a mistake for Congress to move forward too quickly to put a compromised bipartisan bill into law,” Warzel writes. “The privacy debate has come a long way, and while there’s certainly urgency on behalf of exploited citizens as well as lawmakers, the issue is far too complex and too important to rush.” (Registration may be required to access this story.) Editor's Note: IAPP Senior Westin Research Fellow Müge Fazlioglu, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, explores the similarities and differences between COPRA and CDPA in this white paper.
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