The Business Council of Alabama is one of 36 groups asking governors and state lawmakers around the country to oppose privacy laws based on a sweeping measure passed by California last year.
The Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce in Scottsboro is also part of the group, which is calling on Congress to enact federal laws to cover how businesses deal with privacy issues and personal information.
“Consumers and businesses benefit when there is certainty and consistency with regard to regulations and enforcement of privacy protections,” the letter reads. “They lose when they have to navigate a confusing and inconsistent patchwork of state laws.”
Rick Roden, president and CEO of the Mountain Lakes Chamber, said his organization is supporting the move because of the BCA’s participation. Also, Jackson County is home to a $600 million Google data center which broke ground last year.