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U.S. Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA) leaves a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on December 12, 2023 in Washington, DC. Johnson was joined by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and House Majority Whip Tom Emmer (R-MN). (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

House panel abruptly cancels federal privacy bill vote

The sweeping bill had garnered opposition from GOP leadership and others.
(L-R) Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL), House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Rep. Mike Gallager (R-WI) talk with reporters after the House of Representative’s voted on legislation they co-sponsored to ban TikTok at the U.S. Capitol on March 13. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Federal privacy law faces new hurdles ahead of markup

Business groups and civil rights activists have raised objections to the latest version of the legislation, due for committee consideration Thursday.
Lina Khan, nominee for Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), testifies during a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, April 21, 2021. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

FTC will explore new privacy rules to protect consumers from ‘hackers and data thieves’

Concerns about the commercial surveillance industry outlined in the agency's notice include poor data security for consumer information.