The Street reports on privacy’s future in Congress after the Democrats regained control of the U.S. House of Representatives. Congress has held hearings on data privacy, and both parties may seek to reach a unified approach on a federal U.S. privacy law in order to preempt state rules, such as the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. Democrats and Republicans will still have their disagreements. BigID Senior Director of Privacy Strategy Debra Farber, CIPP/E, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, CIPM, CIPT, FIP, cited Sen. Ron Wyden’s, D-Ore., draft bill as a piece of legislation likely to suffer from the Congressional split. Even with a Democratic-controlled House, Farber said “this bill will likely not advance” with the Republican majority in the Senate.
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