There has been a litany of federal privacy and data security bills introduced this Congress. Although the privacy debate and the issue of data security have seemed to receive significant scrutiny in this Congress, it is not clear whether any of the bills are actually capable of passing. In general, these bills tend to fall into one or more of three categories. First, there has been a group of traditional privacy bills introduced that would provide consumers with control over how information about them is collected, used, stored, and disclosed, including, for example, an omnibus privacy bill introduced by Senators Kerry (D-MA) and McCain (R-AZ). The second group of privacy bills focuses on mobile privacy issues related to the collection and sharing of geolocation data, including, for example, companion bills introduced by Senators Wyden (D-OR) and Representative Chaffetz (R-UT) that would prohibit the collection and sharing of geolocation data without express consent. Finally, the last group of bills focuses on creating federal standards for data security and security breach notification, including several bills that have been reintroduced from prior sessions, such as a bill introduced by Representative Rush (D-IL) that would, among other things, direct the FTC to issue regulations requiring businesses to implement information security policies and procedures.