Jarrell Cook

U.S. Senate holds hearing indicating interest in developing a new federal privacy law

By Jarrell Cook, Policy Director, Government Relations

Capitol Update, Oct. 1, 2018 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

On September 26th, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation convened a hearing on “Examining Safeguards for Consumer Data Privacy.” Representatives from AT&T, Amazon, Google, Twitter, Apple, and Charter Communications testified before the committee as the senators assessed the need for a new national law governing consumer privacy protections.

Lawmakers seemed interested developing a nation-wide framework that could preempt the California Consumer Privacy Act passed earlier this year, which is slated to take effect in 2020.

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