More than 200 companies have joined together to call for a national privacy law ahead of Democrats taking over the House in January. Members of the group include chiefs from Apple, Wal-Mart and Wells Fargo.
The coalition of companies, called the Technology 202, is backing legislation from The Business Roundtable which calls for national standards for data collection and protection and additional funding for the Federal Trade Commission for enforcement, according to the Washington Post.
“We see a real need to both protect consumers at a time when digital services and the digital economy is so important and expanding, and at the same time, making sure we’re advancing global competitiveness,” Julie Sweet, chief executive of Accenture North America, who chairs the Business Roundtable’s technology committee, said.
Business Roundtable members, including AT&T Chief Randall Stephenson are scheduled to meet administration officials, including Ivanka Trump, at a CEO Innovation Summit today to make their case.