UW Privacy Office

November 13, 2020

Rep. DelBene: Congress needs ‘urgency’ with US privacy law

Source: International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Nov. 13, 2020

Rep. DelBene: Congress needs ‘urgency’ with US privacy law

The prospect of a U.S. privacy law seems to be stronger now than ever. Members of both sides of the aisle in Congress have recognized a void needs to be filled and have responded by proposing bills to bring one set of standards to the country.

Partisan debate continues around private right of action and state preemption, but it now seems as though it’s not a matter of “if” a federal law will be passed but “when.”

Negotiations and hearings are taking place on Capitol Hill, but for Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., the tempo is not nearly fast enough, and she believes now is the time for Congress to make a federal bill a top priority.