CEOs want a national privacy law

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Joe Hoelscher tells the Washington Examiner why privacy is important.
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“The reason CEOs want to preempt state laws is because the state laws hold them accountable,”

Joe Hoelscher, managing attorney at Hoelscher Gebbia Cepeda, a San Antonio law firm that deals with consumer privacy issues in child welfare cases.

He added that state laws passed so far don’t create significant compliance problems for companies that use best practices. A uniform federal law would make “compliance somewhat easier, but it’s only a benefit if you create a good policy that is uniform,” he said. “This policy is terrible.” In particular, the prohibition on private lawsuits would “gut” consumer protection in the U.S., Hoelscher said.

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