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US: Internet group backs 'national' data privacy approach


Data privacy has become an increasingly important issue, fueled by massive breaches that have compromised the personal information of millions of US internet and social media users. — Reuters

Data privacy has become an increasingly important issue, fueled by massive breaches that have compromised the personal information of millions of US internet and social media users. — Reuters

A group representing major internet companies including Facebook Inc, Amazon.com Inc and Alphabet Inc said it backed modernising US data privacy rules but wants a national approach that would preempt California's new regulations that take effect in 2020.

The Internet Association, a group representing more than 40 major internet and technology firms including Netflix Inc, Microsoft Corp and Twitter Inc, said "internet companies support an economy-wide, national approach to regulation that protects the privacy of all Americans."

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