Bloomberg Law: Privacy & Data Security brings you single-source access to the expertise of Bloomberg Law’s privacy and data security editorial team, contributing practitioners,...
A bipartisan group of four Senate Commerce Committee members are said to be discussing a potential online privacy bill that may rival a proposal being developed by committee chairman John Thune.
Republican Sens. Jerry Moran (Kan.) and Roger Wicker (Miss.) are in talks with Democratic Sens. Richard Blumenthal (Conn.) and Brian Schatz (Hawaii), Senate aides told Bloomberg Law on the condition of anonymity to discuss the matter.
It’s unclear what potential language the other four lawmakers are discussing. They are said to be open to working with Thune (R-S.D.) on a consensus measure, according to the aides.
Thune told reporters Aug. 23 that he may hold a committee hearing about online privacy in September and may release an online privacy proposal after that.
Congressional interest in a broad online privacy bill has grown in recent months, amid a series of high-profile data scandals and other developments.
The European Union May 25 implemented its General Data Protection Regulation, offering citizens of nations in the 28-member bloc a range of new privacy protections that U.S. multinational companies must observe. California in late June enacted a privacy law that ushered in an array of new consumer rights in protecting and deleting personal information.
The Trump administration is working on an online privacy proposal to send to Congress, through the National Economic Council and the Commerce Department.
Spokespeople for Blumenthal, Moran, Schatz, and Wicker didn’t immediately respond to Bloomberg Law’s email request for comments.
All Bloomberg BNA treatises are available on standing order, which ensures you will always receive the most current edition of the book or supplement of the title you have ordered from Bloomberg BNA’s book division. As soon as a new supplement or edition is published (usually annually) for a title you’ve previously purchased and requested to be placed on standing order, we’ll ship it to you to review for 30 days without any obligation. During this period, you can either (a) honor the invoice and receive a 5% discount (in addition to any other discounts you may qualify for) off the then-current price of the update, plus shipping and handling or (b) return the book(s), in which case, your invoice will be cancelled upon receipt of the book(s). Call us for a prepaid UPS label for your return. It’s as simple and easy as that. Most importantly, standing orders mean you will never have to worry about the timeliness of the information you’re relying on. And, you may discontinue standing orders at any time by contacting us at 1.800.960.1220 or by sending an email to email@example.com.
Put me on standing order at a 5% discount off list price of all future updates, in addition to any other discounts I may quality for. (Returnable within 30 days.)
Notify me when updates are available (No standing order will be created).
This Bloomberg BNA report is available on standing order, which ensures you will all receive the latest edition. This report is updated annually and we will send you the latest edition once it has been published. By signing up for standing order you will never have to worry about the timeliness of the information you need. And, you may discontinue standing orders at any time by contacting us at 1.800.372.1033, option 5, or by sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Put me on standing order
Notify me when new releases are available (no standing order will be created)