The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation has called for a federal U.S. privacy law in its latest report. The ITIF calls for a single privacy rule to improve requirements around transparency, give more enforcement authority to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, and preempt both existing state laws and federal data privacy laws, such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. Democrat lawmakers have spoken out against the ITIF proposal. “This proposal would protect no one — it is only a grand bargain for the companies who regularly exploit consumer data for private gain and seek to evade transparency and accountability,” said Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.
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