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Bipartisan Draft Bill Would Fortify Children’s Data Privacy (3)

June 3, 2022, 5:24 PMUpdated: June 3, 2022, 9:40 PM

House and Senate committee leaders released draft bipartisan legislation on data privacy on Friday, the first sign of movement on the issue after years of stalled negotiations.

The draft measure from House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), ranking member Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), and Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee ranking member Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) includes robust enforcement mechanisms and a focus on children.

It reinvigorates the prospects for a privacy law after talks faltered at the end of 2019, with the federal government trailing behind state legislatures in enacting rules. Technology companies and consumers alike ...