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Scoop: The White House looks to coordinate online privacy plan

Illustration: Lazaro Gamio / Axios

The White House is in the early stages of determining what a federal approach to online data privacy should look like, Axios has learned.

Why it matters: The preliminary conversations show that the White House wants a voice in the contentious domestic and global debate about how to protect consumer privacy online. So far, Europe’s strict General Data Protection Regulation has set the terms of the debate, alarming companies and some regulators in the U.S.