US federal privacy legislation — Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act

On Nov. 26, 2019, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, introduced the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act.

COPRA is designed to “provide consumers with foundational data privacy rights, create strong oversight mechanisms, and establish meaningful enforcement,” laudable goals and ones on which privacy advocates, consumers and industry are increasingly finding common ground as states around the country craft disparate rules on privacy protection.