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Cisco, like Apple and other tech giants, now wants new federal privacy law

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Feb 7, 2019 6:30 AM 2+ mon ago

Cisco, like Apple and other tech giants, now wants new federal privacy law

Cisco, like Apple and other tech giants, now wants new federal privacy law

On Thursday, Cisco formally joined the parade of major tech companies that have been calling for a comprehensive federal privacy law that would once and for all set a clear standard for tech companies nationwide.

Currently in the United States, there is a patchwork of laws governing how various types of data are handled--health, financial, etc.--but there isn't a clear set of rules for Silicon Valley giants that traffic in vast amounts of information sharing. As a hardware networking giant, however, Cisco does not profit from user data in the same way that a company like Google or Facebook does.

In a blog post, Cisco's top lawyer, Mark Chandler, called the current legal framework "not adequate." Cisco hasn't put forward specific bill language just yet; it ...

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