Consumer, privacy groups blast state data laws

The criticism comes in a report set to be unveiled Thursday that grades each state.
This photo illustration shows Apple’s privacy policy on an iPhone in Los Angeles Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Data privacy laws adopted in more than a dozen states were overly influenced by tech industry lobbyists and are not robust enough to adequately protect consumers, according to a report released Thursday by consumer and privacy advocates.

The report from the Electronic Privacy Information Center and U.S. PIRG Education Fund gives most states a failing grade for their privacy laws. No state earned an A.

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