WASHINGTON DC – The United States’ privacy regulations shouldn’t be anything like Europe’s, tech giants argued on Wednesday. During a hearing before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, members of Congress heard six tech companies discuss what they want in a federal privacy law.

Lawmakers are still crafting a potential data privacy bill, but multiple senators indicated that tech companies might not like what they see.

Momentum has been building for a federal data privacy law as public concern over data abuse has reached a boiling point. State laws to protect data privacy have already passed, such as California’s Consumer Privacy Act, the toughest so far.

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