In an op-ed for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, former Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D-Va., explains why the U.S. needs a federal privacy law to help with economic recovery once the COVID-19 pandemic subsides. McAuliffe argues consumers' lack of trust in tech companies is an issue that needs to be resolved with a federal law. "The longer we go without a privacy law regulating the use of personal information, the more damage will be done to consumers through harmful uses of their data that currently aren’t prohibited," McAuliffe writes. Meanwhile, a group of 20 advocacy organizations voiced their opposition to the Setting an American Framework to Ensure Data Access, Transparency, and Accountability Act.
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