New report: Facebook and Google among tech firms lobbying Congress for ‘kinder’ federal data privacy laws
The companies want pro-business federal rules that will override stringent state privacy laws like California's recently passed CCPA.
Earlier this month, we reported that the US government was finally starting to move toward adoption of a federal data privacy law, a move that has been long in coming for this administration, given its hesitancy to add any governmental regulations or restrictions to business.
But before that law is crafted, tech firms want to give their two cents.
A report from the New York Times this week says that tech companies such as Facebook, Google, IBM, Microsoft and others are aggressively lobbying Trump administration officials about a potential federal privacy law.