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Apple CEO Draws Data Brokers Into Federal Privacy Law Fight

Law360 (January 18, 2019, 8:30 PM EST) -- Apple CEO Tim Cook is calling on the Federal Trade Commission to establish a "data-broker clearinghouse" that would enable consumers to monitor and demand the deletion of data held by companies that operate under the radar, marking the latest entry in the simmering debate over the best way to regulate tech giants' handling of consumer data. 

Lawmakers, privacy groups and the business community have kicked off 2019 by putting forth a flurry of proposals that agree on the basic premise that the U.S. needs comprehensive national privacy legislation, but disagree on vital details such as whether states should be allowed to...

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