At a hearing Friday at the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary, lawmakers discussed tech giants' dominance in the marketplace via pervasive data collection and the role regulation should play as a result. The hearing was the third in a series on data privacy's affect on competition and featured academics from both the U.S. and EU, as well as Federal Trade Commissioner Rohit Chopra, who called for brightline rules and even bans that would create a fair playing ground for both large and small players in the marketplace. If the rules are complicated, "Guess what? The largest banks in the world, they find their way in and get their exemptions. They win and the small guys lose. That’s not a system or a country I want to live in," he said. IAPP Editor Angelique Carson, CIPP/US, was there and has the report for The Privacy Advisor.
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