Major tech companies wants new federal privacy law
Feb 11, 2019 05:02 PM EST
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.