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Senators inch forward on federal privacy bill

December 5, 2019

Via: The Hill

Senators argued for their dueling proposals for a federal privacy law during a highly anticipated hearing on Wednesday, marking the first time key Republicans and Democrats have taken their disputes public after months of closed-doors negotiations.

The Senate Commerce Committee hearing underlined the significant daylight between the parties over how Congress should approach the country’s first comprehensive privacy bill, which will create new safeguards around how businesses collect personal information about Americans — once lawmakers are able to resolve their long-standing disagreements.

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