Microsoft Exec Urges Congress To Enact Federal Privacy Law

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By Allison Grande (April 13, 2022, 10:08 PM EDT) — A top Microsoft executive on Wednesday dialed up pressure on Congress to enact “long overdue” federal consumer privacy legislation, arguing that the failure of the U.S. to establish a national framework makes the country “less influential” in the world.

Microsoft President and Vice Chair Brad Smith on Wednesday urged lawmakers to establish a national privacy framework during a keynote address at the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ Global Privacy Summit in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) As more states move to enact laws to give consumers greater access to and control over their personal information, both companies and consumer advocates have…

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