Panel looks at online privacy law push as more states introduce bills
S&P Global Market Intelligence
June 7, 2021
States are stepping up efforts to protect privacy in the absence of a national standard.
There are certain federal protections around privacy related to health and the protection of data for children under the age of 13, said Michelle Cohen, chair of the data privacy practice at the law firm Ifrah Law. But there is no comprehensive federal privacy law in the U.S., Cohen said.
“The states decided, ‘We’re not going to wait,'” Cohen said.
Cohen expects companies to be in favor of a national privacy law so they do not have to navigate a patchwork of state obligations and frameworks. “It’s easier to follow one standard than to follow 50,” Cohen said.