A Federal Data Privacy Law Is The Disaster We Urgently Need

By Roy Wyman and Colton Driver (August 24, 2022, 3:52 PM EDT) — Privacy is so hot right now. When China, India and Utah — for heaven’s sake — are passing laws, you know it’s moved past a fad and become an inevitable wave of change.

While the rest of the world, and some individual U.S. states, have moved ahead with comprehensive data privacy statutes, the U.S. federal government thus far has failed to pass a law covering all industries throughout the country, and some significant roadblocks remain to passage of the American Data Privacy and Protection Act, or ADPPA, introduced in June, or any similar bill.

The problem, of course, is that businesses can’t…

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