The tech industry anxiously awaits a federal bill as more state pass piecemeal privacy measures that will drive up business compliance costs, Carl Szabo, vice president and general council of tech trade group NetChoice, said in an interview.
“Starting with a non-starter just doesn’t make sense. And stuff like a private right of action or no preemption are just non-starters,” he said. “It almost makes me think that there is not a legitimate interest in creating a privacy bill, but creating the appearance of interest.”
Szabo said he’s “cautiously optimistic” a bill can get done. “As more business feel the pain, they’re going to turn to Congress to address the situation.”