Optimism flavored Bolton’s remarks as she spoke on pieces of similar comprehensive legislation introduced in recent years. “We have legislation that’s already starting from a fairly good point in the sense that there’s a lot of things that have already been agreed to,” she said. As far as specific legislation, Bolton said draft bills from Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Jerry Moran R-Kan. merited attention for the discussion.
Bolton said some of the differences in various on federal privacy bills include defining what is sensitive covered data, what entities are covered, as well as with state bills. “All of them have different interpretations of which companies should comply,” she said. “Are we talking about credit card processors or are we excluding companies that only process your information for credit card transactions or are we just talking about data brokers?”
There are also questions about whether there would be limits on how much the entity makes, whether through sale of information or just in terms of revenue, Bolton said.