Gregory M. Kratofil, Jr. and Elizabeth (Liz) Harding of Polsinelli PC write:
On March 13, 2020, Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kansas), Chairman of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, introduced the “Consumer Data Privacy and Security Act of 2020” (the “CDPSA”). The CDPSA joins several other proposed pieces of federal legislation in vying to create an overarching, federal data-privacy framework. Generally, the CDPSA is consistent with the current data-privacy legal frameworks and integrates themes from the CCPA and GDPR and also learned from some of their shortfalls (e.g., the CDPSA excludes employee data from the definition of personal data). On the spectrum of business-friendliness, the CDPSA is more favorable to small and midsize businesses rather than the CCPA and GDPR for several reasons, some of which are discussed below.
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