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House Democrats Start Data Privacy Debate with Feb. 26 Hearing (1)

Feb. 13, 2019, 2:02 PMUpdated: Feb. 13, 2019, 8:56 PM

House Democrats are gearing up to write a broad data privacy bill as industry and privacy groups alike continue to make suggestions about how to write the measure.

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) released a Government Accountability Office report calling on Congress to consider federal privacy legislation and announced a Feb. 26 subcommittee hearing.

“Since I requested this report, the need for comprehensive data privacy and security legislation at the federal level has only become more apparent,” Pallone said in a Feb. 13 statement. “From the Cambridge Analytica scandal to the unauthorized disclosures of real-time location ...