Will The California, EU, and State Privacy Laws Be Addressed By Congress?

Last month the California legislature hastily passed sweeping privacy regulations to stave off even more sweeping rules that would have emerged from the state’s ballot initiative process. These regulations from the state of California, which is the world’s 5th largest economy and home to the most dominant data companies on the planet, will apply to a huge swath of data on the Internet, and offline as well. These rules follow the massive European privacy law, the GDPR, which started its enforcement period just a month earlier.

With consumer privacy breaches and Congressional privacy hearings in the headlines daily, many are asking whether Congress will act on data privacy? Will more US states follow California’s lead and pass consumer privacy laws as well?

This was hosted on Thursday July 26th in the Rayburn HOB as a popup briefing on the California Consumer Privacy Act, GDPR, and the potential for future Congressional action on this issue.