GAO recommends for a US version of the GDPR privacy laws

Last week, The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on developing an internet data privacy legislation to enhance consumer protections; the one similar to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The GAO report was requested by the House Energy and Commerce Committee two years ago and have scheduled a hearing for February 26. During this hearing, the committee will discuss GAO’s findings and the possibility of drafting the US’ first federal-level internet privacy law.

GAO officials said, “Recent developments regarding Internet privacy suggest that this is an appropriate time for Congress to consider comprehensive Internet privacy legislation.” The GAO officials recommended that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) should be put in charge of overseeing internet privacy enforcement.

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