A federal privacy bill draft may arrive early next year, which could pave the way for a US version of the European Union's strict General Data Protection Regulation rules. Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal is working with Republican Jerry Moran (who is chairman of the consumer protection, product safety, insurance and data security subcommittee) on a bipartisan privacy bill and expressed hope the draft will be ready soon, according to Reuters.
US legislators look to draft a GDPR-like bill by early next year
Ever since the European Union enacted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), there have been murmurs of a possible United States version of the privacy rules. Just last month Apple CEO Tim Cook called for similar legislation in the US because he believes personal data is being “weaponized.”