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House members see way forward for federal privacy law

By Allison Grande (June 14, 2022, 10:43 p.m. EDT) — House lawmakers on both sides of the aisle pledged on Tuesday to move forward with what they call the biggest chance yet of enacting long and elusive federal privacy legislation, while stakeholders demanded changes such as eliminating the ability of consumers to sue and strengthening protections for children.

The House Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce has called a wide range of witnesses from the consumer and business community to seek input on a draft bicameral, bipartisan discussion of a framework privacy policy that was introduced on June 3 by a trio of key congressional leaders.

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