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Big Tech to Congress: Forget About Antitrust, Pass a Privacy Law

NetChoice, which represents a similar roster of the largest tech firms, led an in-person coalition of conservative groups in a lobbying day Monday. They met with over a dozen Republican lawmakers to critique the competition bills and advocate for privacy legislation, said Carl Szabo, the group’s vice president.

The group focused its critiques on two pieces of legislation which enjoy strong support in Congress — the Open App Markets Act and the American Innovation and Choice Online Act. The first would open up app stores operated by Apple Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google, while the second is designed to prevent large internet platforms like Inc. from giving priority to their own products and services.