The Financial Times reports work on a federal U.S. privacy law has slowed down on Capitol Hill as lawmakers continue to have partisan disagreements over the potential rules. Sources close to the negotiations said while the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation has been in communication for months, talks between Democrats and Republicans have essentially stopped. “If the industry simply wants a bill that is going to water down California, they haven’t got a hope. There is no way the Democrats will agree to anything like that,” a Democratic adviser said. “Talks are at a standstill now. I wouldn’t be surprised if we don’t manage to come up with a draft at all.” (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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