Sue Friedberg, Adam Saltzman and Heather Alleva, attorneys in the firm's Cybersecurity and Data Privacy practice, wrote an article about Congress' lack of legislative action taken to combat cyberattacks or better protect the privacy and security of our personal information.
This federal drumbeat comes in the wake of the European Union’s implementation of the comprehensive General Data Protection Regulation last year, the passage of the California Consumer Privacy Act, and important developments in data privacy and protection laws and enforcement in many other states. However, at this point cybersecurity experts can only speculate about the substance of any potential federal privacy legislation, as legislators struggle to address the diverging interests that would be impacted by the legislation.
Members of Congress, on both sides of the aisle, have proposed national privacy legislation during every congressional session for over a decade. Yet, no proposed legislation has ever reached a floor vote and recent Senate hearings on cybersecurity matters have only highlighted the opposing interests.
Read their full article, "Which Views Will Win in Debate Over National Privacy Regs?," published in Law360.