Md. lawmakers clap back at tech lobbyists over privacy legislation

It drew intense industry opposition because it went beyond what other states have passed.
A general view of the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md., Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. Completed in 1779, it is the country’s oldest state capitol still in legislative use. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Three Maryland Democratic lawmakers who shepherded novel, comprehensive consumer data privacy legislation this year offered blunt criticism about the tech industry lobbying effort they encountered.

“It was a behemoth, really, to pass,” Sen. Dawn Gile (D), who sponsored the Senate version, said in an interview with Pluribus News alongside her colleagues. “And a considerable amount of work to push back on these big tech companies.”

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