Prospects for a federal privacy law in the U.S. ramped up in recent years, but nothing has come close passing even though data protection is a bipartisan issue. At the same time, U.S. state activity is swarming and many countries around the world are developing and implementing their own national privacy laws. So what’s it going to take for the U.S. to pass a federal law? Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., was the first congressional lawmaker to propose federal privacy legislation in 2021. Her bill received praise from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other industry groups for its approach, but does it have what it takes to cross the finish line? IAPP Editorial Director Jedidiah Bracy, CIPP, recently caught up with DelBene to talk about her proposed bill, the state of play on Capitol Hill and what it will take for the U.S. to finally pass federal privacy legislation.
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