Should Feds or States Govern Consumer Privacy?

Governing: California recently made waves with the passage of comprehensive consumer data protection rules — rules the private sector has sharply criticized for adding to an already hard-to-navigate national patchwork.

But would a federal standard be better? Or, as one expert at a SXSW panel on the topic of consumer privacy put it, should states be allowed to inadvertently “export” their policies to others?

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