The country needs to pass federal privacy legislation to establish a national standard for individual rights. Today, too many state laws exist, creating confusion and duplication. We need to create a national standard that would apply to all businesses and organizations.
By not having a national standard, we miss the opportunity to establish a consistent comprehensive framework for privacy in the United States. Without a federal law states have passed their own laws. Today, California, Nevada and Maine have privacy laws, but many other states have bills working their way through legislatures. Many of these state efforts are based in part on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which went into effect January 1, 2020.
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