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Wicker, as new Senate Commerce chair, says focus will be on data privacy, consumer protection

November 29, 2018 |
Maggie Miller
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Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS), preparing to take on the Senate Commerce chairmanship in the new Congress, says he will focus on data privacy and consumer protection issues, while it remains unclear who Democrats will select to serve as Wicker’s counterpart on the panel.

“The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation and the California Consumer Privacy Protection Act have increased the calls for the U.S. to create its own federal privacy legislation,” Wicker told Inside Cybersecurity in a statement this week....

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