Earlier this week, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) expressed support for Senate action on “comprehensive data privacy legislation that will better protect Americans’ sensitive personal data and reduce the risk of data security breaches.” Leahy’s Personal Data Privacy and Security Act, S. 1151, was approved by the Committee last September, but with so many stakeholders involved in these issues and several committees with jurisdiction, the way forward is not yet clear. Leahy also wants the Committee to continue work on updating the Electronic Communications Privacy Act to keep pace with rapidly changing digital communications technology. Leahy’s full remarks appear here.