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HILL TECH & CYBER BRIEFING: Landmark Privacy Bill Faces Debate

June 23, 2022, 10:28 AM

House lawmakers, seeking to advance a landmark bipartisan privacy bill, face a pair of sticking points: whether individuals should be able to sue technology companies directly, and whether federal law should supersede state privacy laws.

The two provisions in the legislation (H.R. 8152) likely will attract amendments when the House Energy & Commerce consumer protection subcommittee considers the measure Thursday.

Modifications to the American Data Privacy and Protection Act since its unveiling last month and testimony from outside witnesses last week have raised hopes among many consumer rights and industry groups that Congress could enact long-stalled federal privacy ...