28 Nov US Lawmakers Say Privacy Bill Likely to Come Next Year
The US’s much-anticipated privacy bill, which may allow the government to collect civil penalties if a company misuses consumer data on the internet or allows it to be stolen, could be drafted early next year according to a senator.
Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal said that he hopes a draft would be finished “early in the session (next year), and that he was working with Republican Senator Jerry Moran, chairman of the consumer protection, product safety, insurance and data security subcommittee, on a bipartisan privacy bill.
Blumenthal says that although he supports privacy rules he is not sure about imposing civil penalties. Meanwhile, Commerce Committee chair Senator John Thune said that his committee was also exploring privacy legislation but did not give details.