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Creative Industry Plays Whack-a-Mole to Fight Slew of State Privacy Bills


When President Donald Trump signed a law killing Federal Communications Commission privacy rules for internet service providers, it created widespread consumer privacy fears: Would ISPs run roughshod over their data? Could their personal data be sold to the highest bidder?

Amid the confusion, legislators across the country have been bombarded with calls from constituents hoping their state governments would fortify online privacy protections.

The result is upwards of 21 new privacy bills in 11 states, some intended to replicate the deflated federal regulations at the state level.

Proposed legislation has popped up in states including Minnesota, Nevada, Illinois, Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Montana and Washington.

See more in Ad Age.


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