Braden Perry Discusses The Consumer Data Privacy and Security Act In the Washington Examiner
The Consumer Data Privacy and Security Act is a bill by Kansas Republican Sen. Jerry Moran, one of the many privacy bills in Congress right now. If the bill is passed, it would add 440 employees to the FTC’s 1,000-plus workforce. Kennyhertz Perry partner, Braden Perry, is featured in a Washington Examiner article discussing Moran’s bill and its likelihood of passage .
“This lack of a private right of action is one of the main differences from other privacy legislation introduced recently, said Braden Perry, a litigation, regulatory, and government investigations attorney with Kansas law firm Kennyhertz Perry.
“This bill is an interesting mix of business responsibility and consumer rights,” he said. “This legislation has privacy standards that are designed to educate consumers on what a company does with their information while not hindering a business with arduous burdens.”
Perry doesn’t believe Moran’s bill will pass, but “much stricter regulations in the United States are inevitable.”
To read this article in full: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/technology/new-privacy-bill-would-add-440-ftc-employees
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