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What to Watch as Data Privacy Again Grabs Focus in Senate

Law360

22 Sep 2020

Nate Taylor spoke to Law360 about the Setting an American Framework to Ensure Data Access, Transparency, and Accountability Act (SAFE DATA Act) hearing at the U.S. Senate, federal privacy legislation that would tighten the reins on companies’ data handling practices.

Law360 reports that California Attorney General Xavier Becerra will participate as a panelist at the hearing, and in the wake of his state’s landmark Consumer Privacy Act, his feedback may offer some valuable insights for the broader privacy debate. “CCPA is the only analogy out there on the state side” when it comes to setting restrictions on the way companies collect, use, and share personal data, according to Nate.

“Regardless of what’s in the privacy bill, whether it has access or correction rights, a 72-hour breach notification window, none of that matters until lawmakers can cross the preemption, private right of action, and enforcement divide, and they seem to be a long way off from doing that,” Nate said.

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