Calling consumers the “rightful owners” of their data, Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID), chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, recently spoke up in support of a new comprehensive federal consumer data privacy law.

Commenting during a hearing on Facebook’s digital currency proposals on July 16, 2019, Crapo suggested that he would like to see a law that enabled consumers to opt out of collection of their personal information and that granted them data access and correction rights. He also postulated that such a law might need a “new regulator” dedicated to consumer privacy.

It sounds like Sen. Crapo would be quite receptive to the model federal privacy legislation the Insights Association is developing with Privacy for America.