Policy Insights: S.2961 – 116th Congress (2019-2020): Data Care Act of 2019

Text – S.2961 – 116th Congress (2019-2020): Data Care Act of 2019

Text for S.2961 – 116th Congress (2019-2020): Data Care Act of 2019

Text – S.2961 – 116th Congress (2019-2020): Data Care Act of 2019

 

Policy Insights:

Rosa Smothers, Senior Vice President of Cyber Operations, KnowBe4:

Senator Schatz’s (D-Hawaii) Data Care Act is a strong step in the right legislative direction and reflects the increasing awareness Congress has regarding the threats of data collection and data breaches. The most comprehensive data privacy legislation in our country – the California Consumer Privacy Act – goes into effect on 1 January and I expect we’ll soon see a ripple effect at the federal level. My hope is additional layers of privacy protections, such as pseudonymization (replacing a person’s identifiable information with aliases), enter the legislative discussion as well.”