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Why Washington’s big plan to protect Americans’ data is languishing

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If one effort to check the power of Silicon Valley was supposed to be easy under the Biden administration, it was passing a national data privacy law. That hope is quickly evaporating. Even amid a surge in Covid-related scams stealing consumer data and a recent Facebook leak that exposed the personal information of half a billion users, privacy legislation shows signs of having stalled. Lawmakers have held no hearings on a comprehensive national privacy law and have no plans to hold one anytime soon, while disagreement grows over what such…

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