On May 21, Doug Austin of CloudNine featured the Ride the Lightning (RTL) post “FTC Again Calls for Single Federal Privacy Law” in his own post. His blog post, “FTC Calling for National Data Privacy Law: Data Privacy Trends” is featured in CloudNine’s eDiscovery Daily Blog. CloudNine is a legal intelligence technology company with deep expertise in the analysis, processing, and review of electronically stored information (ESI). Ride the Lightning is an electronic evidence and cybersecurity blog by Sensei’s Sharon Nelson.
Excerpt: Sure, we’ve talked about California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). And, we’ve also noted that there are at least 15 state data privacy laws that are working their way through the legislative process. But, is there anybody pushing for a national data privacy law? At least one Federal agency is doing so.
According to Naked Security (FTC renews call for single federal privacy law, written by Lisa Vaas – with hat tip to Sharon Nelson and the excellent Ride the Lightning blog), the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is again “beating the drum” for the long-discussed and much-debated national data privacy law, the lack of which keeps the country from parity with the EU and its General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), or with the various states (including California) that are working on their own laws.