Where Does America Stand on a National Digital Privacy Law?

One lawyer says momentum for a federal bill could start as early as January

Earlier this month, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) became enforceable. Seventeen other states have proposed similar digital privacy bills, according to law firm Husch Blackwell, that, if passed, would create a patchwork of laws governing the use of online data.

However, efforts are underway to establish federal legislation on digital privacy that would create consistent, national enforcement.

Stu Ingis, partner at law firm Venable LLP, said to expect momentum around a federal law to build after the November election, regardless of who is in office.

“Next Congress, when you have it re-seated post-election, which will start next January, that will trigger a one- to two-year window where there’ll be a lot of activity,” Ingis said during Adweek’s NexTech 2020 Virtual Summit.



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