REUTERS: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, others urge Congress to pass privacy legislation

WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (Reuters) – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and a long list of other organizations, urged Congress on Thursday to pass “comprehensive privacy legislation” that would prevent the development of an unwieldy patchwork of state laws.

“A national privacy law that is clear and fair to business and empowering to consumers will foster the digital ecosystem necessary for America to compete,” the groups said in a letter addressed members of Congress.

Privacy proposals would cover online interactions but could be broader than just tech, and could include financial services or other sectors of the economy.

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