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Federal Privacy Law Talks Move Ahead With Bipartisan Support (1)

May 5, 2021, 8:37 PM; Updated: May 5, 2021, 9:58 PM

Leaders on the House Energy and Commerce Committee are resuming bipartisan negotiations on federal privacy legislation, after talks largely ground to a halt over the past year.

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), chair of the committee’s Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce, is working with ranking member Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.) to plan a series of bipartisan roundtable discussions on sticking points in privacy negotiations. Issues such as preemption of state privacy laws, and giving consumers the right the sue over violations, held up talks in the 116th Congress.

The meetings mark the resumption of those talks in the House. Talks slowed ...

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