Senate Dems Have A New Privacy Bill That Could Be The Blueprint For A Federal Law

"Although it’s unlikely that a national privacy law will pass this year – or successfully wend its way through Congress before the 2020 presidential election is done and dusted – the bill “reflects the emerging outline of US federal privacy legislation,” said Omer Tene, VP and chief knowledge officer at the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

“While Senate Republicans will surely take issue with some of the provisions, including a broad definition of sensitive data, limited federal preemption and a private [right] of action,” he said, “much of the language in this bill will likely reflect broad consensus across the aisle, as well as in the business community.”"