Panelists representing small businesses advocated for Federal uniformity and preempt over state data privacy laws and against data protection regulations that would disproportionately burden smaller companies at a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Subcommittee on Manufacturing, Trade, and Consumer Protection hearing today.
Sens. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., chairman of the subcommittee, and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., opened the hearing by both arguing that the United States needs a clearly defined Federal data privacy law that protects consumers but does not hurt businesses–particularly small businesses, which could be impacted differently than larger corporations when faced with sweeping consumer data protection regulations.
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