Privacy legislation stalled in Congress, lawmakers turn attention to midterm elections
“This year is an election year so it’s going to be challenging to pass federal law. This is an area where there hasn’t been consensus across the aisle, and privacy is not seen as a winning electoral issue. But I think that’s the wrong way to think about it,” said Tatyana Bolton, policy director of the R Street Institute’s cybersecurity and emerging threats team.
Ms. Bolton said disagreements exist around creating an avenue for people to sue over privacy violations, how federal law should address mismatching state laws, how much authority to delegate to the Federal Trade Commission and how to address civil rights issues.