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Senate privacy bill gives Facebook what it asked for

Staffers wave through a glass door at Mark Zuckerberg as he walks by
People in a congressional office wave at Mark Zuckerberg as he walks around Capitol Hill. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

A new data privacy bill proposed by two senators who have aggressively questioned Facebook's data practices mostly includes measures that the company has already embraced.

Why it matters: Even the lawmakers in the United States who are critical of Silicon Valley so far seem uninterested in cracking down too hard on the web companies or introducing the kind of sweeping privacy regulation set to go into effect soon in Europe.