Top tech firms call for pro-business updates to federal data privacy laws
The companies are hoping that a federal law will override state rules like California's recently-passed pro-consumer legislation.
The Internet Association (IA) — a trade group representing major internet firms such as Facebook, Amazon and Alphabet/Google — called for updates to federal data privacy legislation on Tuesday. Updates at the federal level could potentially overide the newly passed California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
More than 40 top tech firms are members of the IA.
The IA is calling for data handling laws that include the principles of transparency, controls, access, correction, deletion and portability. It is also asking policymakers to consider several items while crafting a federal law:
- Fostering privacy and security innovation
- National data breach notification law
- Technology and sector neutrality
- Performance standard-based approach
- Risk-based framework
- Modern and consistent national framework for individuals and companies