Feinstein Says Fed. Privacy Law Can't Be Weaker Than Calif.'s

Law360 (March 12, 2019, 11:03 PM EDT) -- The Senate Judiciary Committee's top Democrat stressed Tuesday that she wouldn't support federal privacy legislation that sets a lower bar than California's landmark law during a committee hearing at which Google's senior privacy counsel faced backlash from Republicans over the scope of the company's data tracking practices. 

The hearing, convened to explore the impact of California's Consumer Privacy Act and the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation on consumers and competition, marks the latest congressional inquiry into the heated debate over the best way to protect Americans' online privacy, coming on the heels of a pair of hearings held by the...

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