In a column for the Hill, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., introduces his forthcoming privacy bill, the American Data Dissemination Act. He writes, "use of your personal data is governed by antiquated laws that do not work in the modern economy." The ADD Act, he notes, "uses the Privacy Act of 1974, widely considered one of the seminal pieces of privacy law in effect today, as its framework." Rubio's bill would require the U.S. Federal Trade Commission "to provide Congress with detailed privacy requirements within six months that would be substantially similar to the requirements under the 1974 Privacy Act." If Congress were not to act, the bill "gives the FTC authority to issue a final rulemaking based on the Privacy Act framework." Rubio's bill would also preempt "certain state privacy regulations," an aide told Axios. Editor's Note: Müge Fazlioglu's, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, newly posted white paper surveys consensus and controversy in the debates over U.S. privacy legislation.
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