Absent any move on the federal level for a consumer data privacy law, states have passed their own laws. Utah is about to have a law that would require government to have a warrant to get any consumer data stored by third-party providers.
Bills introduced in the House and Senate this week would require vendors selling IoT devices to the government to adhere to strict security guidelines.
Ron Wyden and Tom Cotton are asking the Senate Sergeant at Arms for numbers on cyber attacks on Senate computers.
In the era of disinformation, manipulation and influence operations, platform providers, enterprises, and government agencies are working to find policy and technical solutions.
There is bipartisan consensus in Congress that a federal data privacy law is necessary. Public policy experts from Google, Microsoft, and Twitter discussed the issues lawmakers will need to address to craft meaningful privacy regulation at a panel at RSA Conference.