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Battle Lines Forming Ahead of a Looming U.S. Privacy Law Fight

Consumer advocates and the data-hungry technology industry are drawing early battle lines in 2019 in advance of an expected fight over a national privacy law.

On Thursday, more than a dozen privacy organizations unveiled a plan that would create a new federal data-protection agency focused on regulating the way businesses and other organizations collect and make use of personal data, even if aggregated or anonymized.

On the other side, a think tank backed by Google, Amazon, Microsoft and other major tech companies proposed changes that would still give the industry broad authority to collect and use customer data.

Source: Battle Lines Forming Ahead of a Looming U.S. Privacy Law Fight | SecurityWeek.Com

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