He says there is growing bipartisan agreement on the need for legislation. His committee has convened a second meeting for early next month to gauge consumer sentiment. California privacy activist Alastair Mactaggart, a San Francisco real estate developer who spent millions of his own money to pass the California privacy law, and Andrea Jelinek, the Austrian head of enforcement for new privacy rules in the European Union, are scheduled to testify.
At issue is California's new data privacy law, which will hand consumers the right to control what companies know about them and what they do with that information.
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