Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act (Text of Bill)

On Nov. 26, 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, a new federal privacy bill.

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.

Editor's Note:

In this post for Privacy Tracker, IAPP Research Director Caitlin Fennessy, CIPP/US, offers her analysis of the new bill and highlights portions that would significantly bolster embedding privacy within organizations.

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