- U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., reintroduced her proposed federal privacy law, CNBC reports. The new Information Transparency and Personal Data Control Act would require companies to obtain consumer opt-in before selling or sharing personal data. The bill would preempt state privacy laws and exempt small businesses from regular audits of their privacy practices. “I understand why states are moving forward in the absence of the federal government moving, but I think it is much better to have a federal law versus a patchwork of laws,” DelBene said.
- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce put its support behind DelBene's proposed federal privacy law, according to Squire Patton Boggs' Consumer Privacy World. In an open letter to DelBene, Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley wrote, "The Information Transparency (and) Personal Data Control Act is a much-needed step in the right direction toward protecting the privacy of all Americans equally." Amazon also voiced its support for DelBene's law via its Public Policy account on Twitter
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