Sep 25, 2020
There have been no shortage of hearings in the last couple of years on potential federal privacy legislation in the U.S. This week was no exception, as the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held another. But this hearing was under different circumstances, namely, it was held in the middle of the COVID-19 global pandemic. That garnered some conversation about the need for a comprehensive law more than ever, as did the release this week of the SAFE Data Act, which consolidates previously released legislation into one bill, with some nuance. In this episode of the podcast, IAPP Senior Research Fellow Muge Fazlioglu discusses the bill's provisions, and Sara Collins of Public Knowledge discusses how that featured into this week's hearing.