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USA – One year after Schrems II, the world is still waiting for U.S. privacy legislation (Brookings)

Cameron F. Kerry

As the invalidation of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield still casts uncertainty over international data flows more than a year later, the need for federal privacy legislation looms larger than ever. Although congressional interest in revamping U.S. federal privacy laws persists, there has been only marginal action so far this year. On July 28, Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS), ranking member of the Senate Commerce Committee, and Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) introduced a new version of the Setting an American Framework to Ensure Data Access, Transparency, and Accountability Act (SAFE DATA Act). The bill comes not long after Wicker and Blackburn joined their House counterparts, Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), in urging the White House to work with Congress on a federal consumer privacy law.

One year after Schrems II, the world is still waiting for U.S. privacy legislation (brookings.edu)