NOV 27, 2019 | US
Cantwell, Senate Democrats Unveil Privacy Bill With Consumer Right of Action
Communications Daily, November 27, 2019
By Karl Herchenroeder
Led by Senate Commerce Committee ranking member Maria Cantwell, Senate Democrats Tuesday unveiled federal privacy legislation. “Consumers deserve two things: privacy rights and a strong law to enforce them,” Cantwell said in a statement. “They should be like your Miranda rights -- clear as a bell as to what they are and what constitutes a violation.”
The bill reflects Democratic values, but “any privacy bill will need bipartisan support to become law,” Chairman Roger Wicker said in a statement. “I am committed to continuing to work with the ranking member and my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to get a bill that can get across the finish line. I expect that we will have a bill to discuss at next week’s hearing.” The committee is holding a data privacy hearing Dec. 4.
Any lasting privacy solution will need to be bipartisan, said BSA | The Software Alliance Vice President – Legislative Strategy Craig Albright. BSA applauded inclusion of “the distinct role of service providers so consumers have clarity about how to exercise their rights.” BSA doesn’t agree with everything in the bill.
BSA |“软件联盟”(www.bsa.org) 是全球软件行业的主要倡导者，旨在代表该行业，向政府和国际市场发声。其成员包括全球最具创新力的公司，这些公司制定的软件解决方案，不但能够刺激经济，还能提升现代生活的品质。
BSA 的总部位于华盛顿特区，其营运机构遍布 30 多个国家。BSA 凭借这些机构，率先涉足合规项目，以期促进使用合法软件、倡导制定公共政策，并以此培养技术创新能力，以及推动发展数字经济。