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HILL TECH BRIEFING: California Privacy Law Muddles Federal Talks

Sept. 22, 2022, 10:25 AM

California’s trailblazing law aimed at protecting children’s privacy online is likely to create new obstacles on the path to a federal bill to guard consumer data, but it could also make it easier for Congresss to advance similar children’s privacy protections pending in the Senate.

The new law, enacted last week, adds to California’s lead over national efforts to adopt an overarching privacy law. Progress on House lawmakers’ bipartisan federal privacy bill (HR 8152) has stalled as California lawmakers are apprehensive about a federal law undermining their state measures.

Backers of the consumer data measure are pressing ahead ...