A group of lawmakers is mulling the creation of a draft federal data privacy bill, Bloomberg reports. The lawmakers, who are all part of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, include Sens. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii. The senators’ bill could potentially challenge another bill in the works from Commerce Committee Chairman Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., although Senate aides have said the other lawmakers are open to working with Thune on a consensus measure. The senators’ bill comes after the White House has also taken initial steps at crafting a federal privacy law. Editor's Note: Robert Gellman has written a three-part series on the challenges in creating a federal U.S. privacy law for Privacy Perspectives.
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