A Consumer Privacy Hearing With No One Representing Consumers

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  1. ronjor

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    By Gennie Gebhart and India McKinney September 26, 2018
     
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    New Witness Panel Tells Congress How to Protect Consumer Data Privacy
     
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    Tech lobby outlines its own set of privacy regulations
     
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    Got them running scared, I guess ;)
     
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    As Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said users are "dumb *****".
     
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    Yeah, but he was probably drunk when he said that ;)
     
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    Consumer advocates give Congress a different perspective on data privacy law
     
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    Dated, but the point still applies:

    In-Store Tracking Companies Try to Self-Regulate Privacy
    https://slate.com/technology/2013/0...g-euclid-and-the-future-of-privacy-forum.html

    FPF should be part of industry panels - not consumer advocacy panels.

    Prepared testimony at:
    https://www.commerce.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/hearings?ID=EC293594-BD9A-4F07-9B7D-B9EFE65E7DC4

    ACLU: Any federal privacy standards should be a floor —not a ceiling —for consumer protections. The ACLU strongly opposes legislation that would, as some industry groups have urged, preempt stronger state laws. Such an approach would put existing consumer protections, many of which are state-led, on the chopping block and prevent additional consumer privacy protections from ever seeing the light of day.

    FPF: My core recommendations are that Congress: (1) preserve state Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices (UDAP) laws, which regulate a wide range of commercial conduct, from fair pricing to honest advertising, when they do not specifically target privacy or security requirements; (2) preempt generally applicable consumer privacy laws, like the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA); and (3) be thoughtful about which state sectoral privacy laws to preempt or preserve.

    For example, to the extent that a federal law contains provisions that conflict with state common law or statutes, the latter will be preempted by default. Congress may, to the extent it wishes, take further steps to prevent states or local governments from drafting further new, different, or more protective laws, through express or implied “field preemption.” Within this range, there is great flexibility in the extent to which a federal law can have preemptive effect.
     
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