Over the last 15+ years, there have been multiple proposals for a federal privacy law that offers comprehensive protection for consumer’s privacy with additional controls over how their personal information is handled. However, to date, the United States has not yet enacted a comprehensive federal law to govern the entirety/fullness of data privacy. What we do have is a complex mélange of industry-specific laws, as well as multiple regulations that affect various disparate constituencies.
CSR’s Kim Boyle, CIPP/US, and Dr. Ross Federgreen, FIP, CIPP/US, G E, C discuss the standardization of privacy regulations in the United States with a focus on key elements outlined in four current proposals. Read what our privacy future may hold.