During Senate Hearing, Tech Companies Push for Lax Federal Privacy Rules

Executives urged against GDPR-like regulations

South Dakota Sen. John Thune chairs the Senate committee. Getty Images

As concern over personal data protections continues to mount, representatives for six major tech and communications companies, including Google, Amazon and Apple, told federal lawmakers today that they supported federal data privacy legislation—so long as it is not nearly as strict as the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or the California Consumer Privacy Act.

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