California Was on Everyone’s Mind at Congressional Data Privacy Hearings. Here’s Why

One word keeps getting mentioned amid a push for federal privacy legislation aimed at reining in how Facebook, Google, and Apple collect personal information about their users: California. It came up repeatedly during a House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing about privacy on Tuesday. And it came up again during a Senate Committee on […]

This Is What Tech Companies Want in Any Federal Data Privacy Legislation

Several big technology companies have a message for any U.S. lawmakers crafting new data privacy rules: Follow our advice. Facebook, Google, Apple, and the Internet Association, which lobbies on behalf of its members like Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, and Airbnb, all say they support federal laws aimed at protecting user privacy. What the companies differ on […]