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Opinion Speaker Pelosi should bring the privacy bill to a vote

The American Data and Privacy Protection Act (ADPPA) advanced out of committee in the House last month. It's the furthest such a piece of legislation has managed to travel since legislators began promising they would set nationwide rules for how companies handle consumers’ personal information in the digital age. Congress should take a vote on privacy as soon as possible and break its losing streak, says Julian Zelizer. Zelizer: By shielding people from exploitation today, ADPPA would improve the status quo everywhere — including in the Golden State. Not everyone is going to be happy with everything in the bill, but enough people should be happy.