The Economic Standard: Congress is Considering a Federal Data Standard, What Consumers Need to Know

Throughout 2022, analysts have been closely monitoring the almost 200 data privacy bills being considered by state legislatures. Despite the significant number of bills being considered by states, only two- Connecticut and Utah– were able to enact bills into law this year.  While the passage of data privacy bills in Connecticut and Utah have provided […]

The Economic Standard: State Adds Further Complexity to the Privacy Hodgepodge

This week, lawmakers in Olympia, WA will, for the fourth time, attempt to pass a comprehensive data protection bill styled of the 2018 California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The proposed Washington Foundational Data Privacy Act (WFDPA) seeking to provide 7.7 million Washingtonians with greater data privacy rights, fails to strike an important balance between consumers’ […]

What Should a Federal Data Standard Look Like?

As Congress wraps up for the 2021 legislative year, attention is beginning to turn to next year’s priorities. One issue that seems likely to dominate lawmakers’ time next session will be the issue of data privacy and cybersecurity and the possible creation of a federal data protection standard. The issue currently enjoys broad bipartisan support, […]