What To Watch As Congress Mulls Federal Privacy Legislation

By Allison Grande (February 25, 2019, 9:44 PM EST) -- In the wake of mounting pressure from the business community and consumer advocates to enact national privacy legislation, key U.S. Senate and House of Representatives committees are set to hold separate hearings this week to explore the prospects for such a framework. 

The back-to-back hearings before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Tuesday and the full Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation committee on Wednesday come at what several attorneys characterized as an interesting and pivotal point in the evolution of privacy law in the U.S. 

While privacy and data security rules are already in place for certain sectors such as health...

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