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Senators hear opposition to EU's GDPR in calls for legislation, U.S. leadership on data security

August 01, 2018 |
Mariam Baksh
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The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation took a beating at a Senate subcommittee hearing on Tuesday where witnesses unanimously pushed for greater U.S. leadership on international standards for the internet and data privacy and security, while Democratic senators garnered support for their legislative proposals.

“The GDPR is actually a geopolitical, not humanitarian move,” said Roslyn Layton, a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, in an exchange with Sen. Roger Wicker (R- MS) who chairs the Commerce subcommittee on...

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