From The Wall Street Journal:

Kent Walker, president of global affairs for Alphabet Inc.’s Google unit, said Monday that there was an emerging consensus on the need for a comprehensive federal privacy policy.

Important policy hurdles still loom, and if agreement isn’t reached within weeks, the effort could fall apart as partisan differences begin to harden in the run-up to midterm elections this fall.

Even so, Google is “optimistic that Congress will find a compromise that adopts the nationwide privacy protections Americans want,” Mr. Walker said in an address at R Street Institute, a think tank that says it promotes free markets and limited government.

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