Congress is considering a US federal privacy law. The American Data Privacy and Protection Act (ADPPA) is a proposed online bill that would regulate how organizations keep and use consumer data. Privacy laws fall into two categories: vertical laws protect medical and financial data, and horizontal laws focus on how organizations use data. The current state of privacy legislation in the US includes regulated verticals, international laws, and state laws. With the absence of a national framework, it can be difficult for businesses to understand which privacy laws apply to them. Both businesses and consumers would benefit from a standard privacy act across the nation. Technology is a huge part of everyday life; it is important to understand what the implications of evolving data and privacy laws are and to stay up to date on new changes.

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