On Capitol Hill this week, Congress held back-to-back hearings on a potential U.S. federal privacy bill. The aim was to gain insights from expert witnesses on what such a bill should contain. At the first hearing, at the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, industry and advocates debated how prescriptive a federal law should be. At Wednesday's Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, lawmakers asked witnesses whether a U.S. law should model itself on the EU General Data Protection Regulation or perhaps the California Consumer Privacy Act. While industry didn't like that idea, witnesses did agree that the CCPA should be the floor upon which a federal law is built. In this episode of The Privacy Advisor Podcast, the Center for Democracy and Technology's Joe Jerome, CIPP/US, and host Angelique Carson, CIPP/US, recap the highlights from the hearings.
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