JAN 11, 2022 | US
The Real Action for Tech Regulation Is Far From Washington, DC
Protocol, January 11, 2022
By Ben Brody
Lawmakers are ready to change Big Tech — just not the ones in Washington, DC.
The passage of California’s privacy law, which went into effect at the beginning of 2020, dismayed tech companies and made data protection the focus of industry pleas to Congress for national regulation. Congress has continued its decades of failures on the issue, but Colorado and Virginia have now adopted their own measures, which will become effective next year. Other states want in.
Connecticut, Ohio, Oklahoma and other states “may be particularly active in this area as well,” said Tom Foulkes, senior director of State Advocacy at BSA, a trade group representing companies such as Microsoft and IBM.
Original Posting: https://www.protocol.com/policy/state-tech-22-nys
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