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Democrats aren't buying a proposal for big tech to write its own privacy rules

5 monthes ago   |   By The Verge

For the past year, discussions involving data privacy have heated up in Congress, and new federal legislation now seems inevitable. Today, a leading industry group, supported by Google, Amazon, and Facebook, proposed a “ grand bargain ” with lawmakers, arguing that any new federal data privacy bill should preempt state privacy laws and repeal the sector-specific federal ones entirely.
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation's proposal lays out a few basic characteristics for legislation that the industry has frequently discussed in the past, like requiring more transparency...
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