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Tech Industry Pursues a Federal Privacy Law, on Its Own Terms

Facebook booth, F8 conference

A booth at Facebook's F8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif., last year. Facebook is one of a group of tech companies pushing for a federal privacy law that would be weaker than California's.

Credit: Noah Berger/Associated Press

Technology companies have taken plenty of hits on privacy this year. In May, Europe began enforcing a sweeping new law that lets people request their online data and restricts how businesses obtain and handle the information.

From The New York Times
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