By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 11-3-21

A pair of House Energy & Commerce Committee Republicans on Tuesday (Nov. 3) unveiled a discussion draft of national privacy legislation, the Control Our Data Act, which would establish a “national privacy standard,” and they are drafting every GOP member of the Consumer Protection Subcommittee to work on it.

For the legislation to go anywhere, they will have to get buy-in from Democrats who control the committee and the House.  However, given how long it would take for a comprehensive bill to make it to a vote in either the House or Senate, the Republicans may be hoping that by that time, the 2022 midterms voters may have given them the upper hand and control of committees.

House E&C ranking member Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) and Consumer Protection ranking member Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.) teamed on the draft.  » Read More