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Senate Panel to Probe Competitive Impact of Privacy Laws

March 11, 2019, 8:04 PM

A Senate committee is set to hear from Alphabet Inc.'s Google and Intel Corp., among others, about the potential impact of European and California privacy laws on competition.

Will DeVries, Google’s senior privacy counsel, and Intel global privacy officer David Hoffman are among the witnesses scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee March 12.

The hearing comes as pressure builds on big tech companies over their data handling practices. Some lawmakers have been calling for antitrust enforcers to step in.

Several of the witnesses are ready to urge lawmakers not to over-regulate companies’ privacy practices.

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