By Chris Teale
June 15, 2022 at 6:00 am ET
The discussion draft has received some support from technology groups and businesses, including some major players in the space.
Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook sent a letter to lawmakers praising the draft’s “substantial protections for consumers,” and wrote that despite there still being issues to work out with the legislative text, “the areas of agreement appear to far outweigh the differences.”
However, some groups are not convinced. In a draft letter to lawmakers, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce called the proposal “unworkable,” while a joint letter from the Computer & Communications Industry Association, the Software & Information Industry Association and TechNet said the groups “cannot support the legislation in its current form.” Both letters criticized the provision that would allow consumers to sue if their data privacy is breached.
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