As we wait for California’s Attorney General to implement regulations regarding the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), a new ballot initiative, the ve will fill the gaps that Mactaggart feels the CCPA did not cover, i.e creating a California Privacy Protection Agency, inserting a right to correct one’s data, and defining the types of sensitive personal information collected. In the meantime, other states from Washington, Maryland, Nebraska to North Dakota have drafted their own privacy bills. Some of these bills follow closely to the CCPA, others do not. In 2019, CDIA was resolute in working with California legislators to find language that, in the end, would work seamlessly with the FCRA and GLBA. The last year also was met with several privacy bills being introduced on the federal level. There are four privacy bills sponsored by Senators and Representatives on both sides of the aisle that would set a floor to which states base their privacy initiatives. CDIA supports a federal standard that preempts the states in order to avoid a patchwork of laws where regulation, enforcement, and the general policy structure is a series of laws that are nearly impossible to navigate.
The bills are as follows:
- House Committee on Energy and Commerce: Online Privacy Act
- Rep. Delbene (D-WA) Information Transparency and Personal Data Control Act
- Senator Wicker (R-MS), “United States Consumer Data Privacy Act of 2019.”
- Senator Cantwell (D-WA), S. 2968, “Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act“