Bloomberg Law
Nov. 29, 2019, 5:08 PMUpdated: Nov. 29, 2019, 7:56 PM

Federal Privacy Law Would Override States Under Draft Plan (1)

Daniel R. Stoller
Daniel R. Stoller
Senior Legal Editor

Big technology companies such as Alphabet Inc.‘s Google could sidestep a growing threat of state privacy laws under a discussion draft being circulated by the office of Senate Commerce Chairman Roger Wicker.

The United States Consumer Data Privacy Act would prevent states from enforcing data privacy or security laws that would affect companies covered by the proposal, according to the discussion draft. The measure wouldn’t preempt state rules that require businesses to notify consumers in the event of a data breach, under the draft language.

The preemption provision differs from privacy legislation released Nov. 26 by committee ranking ...

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