13 Oct The EU, Consumer Advocacy Group Tells Congress How to Protect Data Privacy
At the recent Senate Commerce Committee hearing this week, privacy advocates and the European Union got their chance to voice to Congress their desires for robust consumer privacy laws for the US.
Alistair Mactaggart, a businessman who helped pass the CCPA, argued that the flexibility of the California law will ensure that future innovators can enter the market and compete with big corporations. The privacy act will also prevent tech giants from exploiting an overlooked loophole in the law.
Meanwhile, CEO of the Center for Democracy & Technology, Nuala O’Connor, cautioned that the single federal data privacy law that tech giants had been pushing for has to provide a gold standard if it is to pre-empt state data privacy laws.