OCT 28, 2020 | US
How The Election Will Affect The Federal Privacy Law Fight
Law360, October 28, 2020
By Allison Grande
In the wake of landmark privacy laws that have taken effect in California and the European Union during the past two years, pressure has been building on Congress to set uniform rules for protecting consumer data in the US.
Craig Albright, vice president of legislative strategy at BSA: the Software Alliance, which represents large software makers, said the flurry of activity on the issue in the past year suggests lawmakers will manage to push legislation through during the next Congress.
"People will see that the success of 2020 has been that Congress has gotten a variety of proposals out into the public that all the different players have been able to comment on," Albright said. "That's a big change from the beginning of the current Congress and will hopefully help whoever's in control [in 2021] to be able to build on that progress and get something done."
BSA has advocated for a national standard that would preempt state laws and enhanced abilities for the FTC and state attorneys general to enforce the law.
Original Posting: https://www.law360.com/articles/1313936
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