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The Real Action for Tech Regulation Is Far from Washington, D.C.

By Protocol

January 12, 2022

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Lawmakers are ready to change Big Tech—just not the ones in Washington, D.C.

Congress continues to flail when it comes to regulating privacy, competition, and more, but state and even some local governments have already jumped in to fill the void in recent years. Now they have big plans for 2022 that could have national implications. As state legislatures convene this month, the bills and policies that emerge are likely to increase tech companies' fears of a legislative patchwork—a system of divergent, and sometimes stringent, obligations among different states.

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