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House Hearing on Federal Privacy Law Takes Aim at GDPR, CCPA

The house consumer protection and commerce subcommittee agreed on the need for a new federal privacy law. But it was an open question how closely that law would follow what has already been done in California or in the EU.

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A U.S. House of Representatives hearing on consumer privacy largely dismissed the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) as the basis for future federal privacy legislation. But there was consensus that the status quo is unsustainable, with some arguing that the nationwide adoption of certain GDPR and CCPA principles is necessary in the U.S.

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