Tech Giants Want Uniform Privacy Law, But No GDPR

Law360 (September 26, 2018, 7:40 PM EDT) -- Technology giants said at a U.S. Senate hearing Wednesday that they would embrace new federal privacy legislation in the wake of headline-grabbing data misuse scandals, but urged Congress to use a lighter touch than regulators have in Europe where a strict privacy regime went into effect in May.

Representatives of six tech and telecommunication firms told the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation that they would help craft a uniform federal privacy law that would take priority over recently enacted state laws like California's recent Consumer Privacy Act. But the companies warned that the end result should not mirror the EU's...

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