By Melanie Conroy and Peter Guffin (November 19, 2021, 10:42 AM EST) — On Oct. 13, the Joint Committee on Advanced Information Technology, the Internet and Cybersecurity — newly created by the commonwealth of Massachusetts — held a public hearing on pending legislation, including a comprehensive data privacy bill.
While the hearing’s agenda covered a range of topics including net neutrality, equitable broadband access and technology in education, comprehensive data privacy was a central focus of public comment.
The bill in question, An Act establishing the Massachusetts Information Privacy Act, was introduced as S.46 by Sen. Cynthia Stone Creem and as H.142 by Rep. Juan Vargas. If enacted, the proposed law could reshape how businesses…
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