I recently wrote a post about my concerns about the American Data Privacy and Protection Act (ADPPA) (updated version after markup is here), a bill making its way through Congress that has progress further than many other attempts at a comprehensive privacy law. Despite grading the law a B+, I was skeptical of the law […]
A Faustian Bargain: Is Preemption Too High a Price for a Federal Privacy Law?
A federal comprehensive privacy law in the United States? Can it really be true? Could this finally be the time it happens? Eventually, maybe the lion really will lie down the lamb. Maybe the Loch Ness Monster will be located. Maybe Congress will finally join 150+ other countries around the world and pass a comprehensive […]
Will the United States Finally Enact a Federal Comprehensive Privacy Law?
These days, there seems to be a lot of energy around a federal comprehensive privacy law in the United States. When the US Congress started passing privacy laws in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s, it eschewed the route of passing a comprehensive privacy law, opting instead for the sectoral approach — passing a series of […]
Cartoon: The CCPA, a Federal Comprehensive Privacy Law, and Preemption
For years, many policymakers, industry representatives, and commentators were opposed to a comprehensive federal privacy law. They typical federalism arguments were often trotted out. Then, in 2018, California passed the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Now, there seems to be a chorus for a comprehensive federal privacy law with preemption. I’ll be posting soon about […]