Tennessee Special Session

Rep. Johnny Garrett, R-Goodlettsville, top center, talks with other House members during a special session on education Jan. 21 in Nashville. 

As new technologies continue to outpace laws governing protection of personal data, Tennessee lawmakers are considering regulations to protect consumer data privacy on the internet.

While the federal government considers several proposals to protect consumer privacy, some states, including California, have already acted. This spring, Rep. Johnny Garrett, R-Goodlettsville, filed legislation aimed at offering protections to consumers who use online platforms.

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