AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson is calling for Congress to create a federal U.S. privacy law, The Hollywood Reporter reports. Stephenson said having industries comply with different rules across each state "is a disaster for an uncertain business model." The AT&T CEO believes Congress will not begin to act on a federal rule until after the November midterm elections. "Why doesn't it get done?" Stephenson said. "It doesn't get done because it's just not a priority right now, and I think until it becomes a priority, it's unfortunately going to flounder." Meanwhile, a coalition of ad groups has joined forces to create a "Data Transparency Label," and the Interactive Advertising Bureau also voiced its support of a federal U.S. privacy law. Editor's Note: Jedidiah Bracy, CIPP, covered the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee hearing on data privacy in this piece for The Privacy Advisor.
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