Tech Industry Wants a Stronger Privacy Law Than California’s

"At the Senate hearing, Northeastern University’s Professor of Law and Computer Science Woodrow Hartzog said he teaches his students to expect to deal with a patchwork of state laws on a variety of issues, so the argument that state regulation stifles innovation may not be true, because many industries consider it a legal reality.

“In the United States we have a tradition of dealing with a patchwork of state laws,” he said. “While there are virtues to consistency, in my opinion it is not the obstacle that would strike me as the first thing we have to do to get privacy right.”"