Debate to create uniform data privacy law across the US has broken down due to senators failing to decide how hard-line the new rules should be.
Politicians in America are in disagreement over the wording of key aspects of the new bill. After months of discussion in the Senate Commerce Committee, the bill is still not ready for publication. Insiders say talks between Democrats and Republicans have ground to a halt.
Tech firms, however, hope for the bill to be passed before the end of 2019, when the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) will also come into being.