Juliana Gruenwald reports:
Three prominent tech companies have come out in support of privacy legislation offered by a key House lawmaker, saying the bill provides “the appropriate balance.”
On Monday, Intel, eBay and Microsoft wrote Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection, voicing support for his privacy legislation, which was introduced in July.
They urged Rush, however, to remove a provision allowing consumers to sue companies for violating the bill’s provisions, saying it would create “unnecessary litigation costs and uncertainty for businesses” while failing to protect consumer privacy.
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