While it is true millennials are the first generation to grow up with computers, the internet, and a smart device in their pocket, the belief that privacy is something they don’t care about is a myth.
The House Energy & Commerce Committee released a bipartisan draft of a comprehensive consumer internet privacy bill just before 2019 year-end. With countless online privacy abuses, data misuses, and security breaches in recent years, these legislative developments are highly welcome progress.
In Congress, as with the American public, a broad consensus exists that the time is ripe for the enactment of federal consumer data privacy protections. All eyes have now turned to Sens. Cantwell and Wicker with the expectation that they will soon come forward with a bipartisan bill that can attract broad support in both the House and the Senate.