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Senators Advance Kids’ Privacy Bills as Bigger Effort Pauses (1)

July 27, 2022, 9:00 AMUpdated: July 27, 2022, 4:48 PM

A Senate panel is playing catch-up with the House as it advances bills aimed at protecting kids’ privacy.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee broke ground last week when it advanced comprehensive privacy legislation (H.R. 8152) after years of gridlock. The bill’s backers weren’t able to get the measure on the floor schedule for this week—the last session days before House lawmakers leave for the August recess—so a vote will likely have to wait until September.

Work on broad privacy legislation hasn’t hit the same momentum in the Senate. Instead, the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee approved two ...