The U.S. House Financial Services Subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy considered legislative proposals aimed at addressing fraud and cybersecurity vulnerabilities.
The California Attorney General proposed additional modifications to proposed regulations for the California Consumer Privacy Act. The Act went into effect on January 1, 2020, and will be enforced starting July 1, 2020.
U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr highlighted ongoing enforcement challenges resulting from immunity provisions under the Communications Decency Act that protect internet service providers from liability for the content of online speech.
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced the "Data Protection Act of 2020." The bill would form a national Data Protection Agency to establish and enforce data privacy and cybersecurity practices.
On December 6, 2019, experts testified before the House Financial Services Committee on the impact of artificial intelligence on investing, the financial services workforce, and compliance and risk management.
U.S. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski advocated for policies that facilitate the cross-border transfer of critical information among law enforcement agencies investigating multinational criminal cyber networks.
A New York State Senator introduced legislation that would (i) prohibit law enforcement from using biometric surveillance technology and (ii) create a task force to evaluate whether such technology could be used in the future.