Momentum Builds for a National Privacy Law in the United States

April 01, 2019

Recent developments show that momentum is building for the United States to enact a national privacy law that would govern how businesses handle consumers’ personal information. High-profile data breaches, recent Congressional hearings and a Trump Administration privacy proposal have resulted in an unprecedented level of interest in federal privacy legislation. Although many contentious issues will need to be resolved, indications are that Congress will give serious consideration to a federal privacy law in the next Congressional session beginning in January.

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