Silicon Valley to NTIA: Federal Privacy Law Should Trump States

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The Internet Association (IA) and Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) submitted filings with the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA), which sought comment on a framework for protecting privacy. The organizations are in agreement that federal privacy legislation currently being contemplated by the White House and Congress should preempt state efforts to regulate privacy. They also advise the Trump Administration and Congress not to be in too much of a hurry to give the FTC rulemaking authority. In its comments, CCIA said that "where appropriate" state laws on data privacy, breach notification and security should be preempted by an overarching federal baseline privacy protection. IA said: "A national privacy framework should be consistent throughout all states, preempting state consumer privacy and data security laws."

Silicon Valley to NTIA: Fed Privacy Law Should Trump States