During a Wall Street Journal Tech Live conference, U.S. lawmakers and privacy professionals discussed the need for a federal U.S. privacy law. Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., and Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo. called for stronger privacy protections for tech users, while Microsoft Corporate Vice President for Global Privacy and Regulatory Affairs and Chief Privacy Officer Julie Brill said “If the U.S. doesn’t move forward and relatively quickly, we will lose our thought leadership” on the topic of privacy legislation. Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google.
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