Congress oversight body recommends GDPR-style privacy laws (USA)

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LaxSlash1993
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Congress oversight body recommends GDPR-style privacy laws (USA)

Post by LaxSlash1993 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:54 pm

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/17/gao ... y-laws-us/
https://www.gao.gov/assets/700/696437.pdf

Quick observations:
  • Republicans calling for it seem to be typically aligning with the call for a reg to demand the FTC to come up with whatever rules governing a limited set of types of insittutions (ie, financial) barring a few
  • Socialist mindsets/mentalities like that of AOC and Sanders are still in the very very small minority in Congress, based on the reaction to the socialist comments in the SOTU
  • The GAO Only interviewed large companies such as Apple and Google that are pro-GDPR out of potential anti-competitive stances, no representation of the smaller tech sector
  • The GAO became surrounded in controversy last year, after it came out that at least auditor used GAO resources and work hours to push a socialist agenda
The hearing is either on February 26th or February 27th, depending on which news article you read.

Personally, I don't picture anything (major) happening. We may see something pre-empt state regulations calling on the FCC to change enforcement methods of existing privacy laws, but past that, with a right-wing administration and still a GOP majority in the Senate, any kind of a EU-style socialist reg is highly unlikely.

Then again, these are the same congressman that asked Mark Zuckerburg with a straight face if Facebook showed advertisements to bring in revenue...

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Re: Congress oversight body recommends GDPR-style privacy laws (USA)

Post by John connor » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:47 am

With a house divided, I guess it can have its benefits. If GDPR-like BS comes here, God help us and the world at large. Already sold out ICANN.

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