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Closer than Apart: Comparing Senate Commerce Committee Bills
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December 2, 2019 | FPF Staff

Closer than Apart: Comparing Senate Commerce Committee Bills

Together with Senator Cantwell (D-WA)’s bill, the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act, Senator Wicker’s Discussion Draft represents a significant movement toward bipartisan negotiations in the Senate. But how do the two bills, one from leading Democrats, and one from the Republican Chairman, compare to each other? We find them to be closer together on most issues than they are apart: a promising sign for bipartisan negotiation.

Starting Point for Negotiation: An Analysis of Senate Democratic Leadership’s Landmark Comprehensive Privacy Bill
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November 26, 2019 | FPF Staff

Starting Point for Negotiation: An Analysis of Senate Democratic Leadership’s Landmark Comprehensive Privacy Bill

Today, Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Maria Cantwell (D-WA), joined by top Democrats on the Senate Commerce Committee – Senators Markey, Schatz and Klobuchar – introduced a new comprehensive federal privacy bill, the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act (COPRA). The bill is consistent with the Senate Democratic leadership positions announced last week and comes in advance of a December 4th Senate Commerce Committee hearing convened by Senator Wicker (R-Miss), Examining Legislative Proposals to Protect Consumer Data Privacy.

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November 26, 2019 | editor

Statement by Future of Privacy Forum CEO Jules Polonetsky on the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act

WASHINGTON, DC – November 26, 2019 – Statement by Future of Privacy Forum CEO Jules Polonetsky regarding the introduction of a new comprehensive federal privacy bill, the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act (COPRA), proposed today by Senators Maria Cantwell, Amy Klobuchar, Brian Schatz, and Ed Markey: “This is the most sophisticated federal proposal to emerge […]

FPF Welcomes New Members to the Youth & Education Privacy Project
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November 25, 2019 | FPF Staff

FPF Welcomes New Members to the Youth & Education Privacy Project

We are thrilled to announce three new members of FPF’s Youth & Education Privacy team. The new staff – Jasmine Park, Anisha Reddy, and Katherine Sledge – will help expand FPF’s technical assistance and training, resource creation and distribution, and state and federal legislative tracking. You can read more about Katherine, Anisha, and Jasmine below. Please […]

Increased Surveillance is Not an Effective Response to Mass Violence
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October 24, 2019 | Sara Collins

Increased Surveillance is Not an Effective Response to Mass Violence

By Sara Collins and Anisha Reddy This week, Senator Cornyn introduced the RESPONSE Act, an omnibus bill meant to reduce violent crimes, with a particular focus on mass shootings. The bill has several components, including provisions that would have significant implications for how sensitive student data is collected, used, and shared. The most troubling part […]