David Pierson of the Los Angeles Times reports:
Representatives of six major technology and communications companies, including Google, Apple and AT&T, told lawmakers Wednesday that they support federal laws that would safeguard user privacy—if those laws aren’t as stringent as rules recently introduced in Europe and California.
The executives, who also represented Amazon, Charter Communications and Twitter, made their remarks at a hearing before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation that sought to examine the nation’s patchwork of privacy laws and determine whether Congress should act to strengthen them.
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So the giants are dragged to the federal regulation table, kicking and screaming, and saying they’ll support federal regulation if it gives them a break from state laws that were enacted to prevent their rampant abuses?
Since when do we only enact laws if businesses are happy about them?