Federal Data Privacy Legislation Needed

Brooks Hoffman

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce recently heard testimony from privacy rights activists and technology industry groups on how to protect consumer privacy in the era of big data.  All witnesses agreed that the Federal government needs to enact Federal data privacy legislation, though they disagreed on what exactly the legislation should cover.  Likely weighing on their minds is California’s incredibly strict data privacy legislation, which was passed in June of 2018 and will go into effect in January of 2020.

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