Wendy Davis reports:
Faced with new privacy rules in Europe and California, the broadband industry lobbying group US Telecom is joining Silicon Valley’s Internet Association in advocating for a national privacy law.
“We believe that it’s time for our Congress to take steps, to stand up, and develop our own national framework … that provides consistent, uniform privacy protections for all consumers, regardless of where they go on the internet,” US Telecom president and CEO Jonathan Spalter says on the newest episode of C-SPAN’s “The Communicators.”
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Blahblahblah… expect them to advocate for watered down protections, though, and we’ll be back to where we’ve been for years — wanting a national law but not wanting one that is weaker than state laws.