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US online privacy bill has bipartisan support

Several House and Senate leaders on both sides will move forward with online privacy legislation, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) wrote on Friday (June 3) that would put limits on how consumer data can be collected by companies. .

One lawmaker who hasn’t signed on is Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., who is looking at similar legislation that would give consumers more ways to sue for infringement. However, it could be a tough sell for Republicans, who have concerns about business and are likely to encourage litigation, sources told the Journal.

The bills have some differences, with bipartisanship having a lower threshold than Cantwell for mandatory arbitration for confidentiality disputes. However, this would bar them for minors, and they would have different specifications of guardrails imposed on the collection and use of data.

The report said talks have taken place between the Democratic chairs and the House’s top Republican and Senate commerce committees, with supporters of the bipartisan draft reportedly hoping Cantwell may be convinced to join their side.

While the crack may be temporary, it may collapse without change. The fact that two separate bills are being considered shows the government’s interest in changing online privacy standards.

This comes after several controversies over the way companies use people’s personal data. The report noted that the US does not have a comprehensive online privacy law, which is unusual.

The PYMNTS wrote that the California Privacy Protection Agency recently issued a draft of privacy regulation that would come with instructions on the sale and sharing of personal information – although critics have said the measure did not address some key factors. does.

See all: California privacy bill draft addresses key personal data collection issues

The draft paper does not have a clear definition of what is “reasonably necessary and proportionate” for businesses to collect data. According to the report, the only explanation of the draft is that it will “expect what an average consumer would expect when collecting personal information.”


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Us Online Privacy Bill Has Bipartisan Support

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