WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio introduced a bill on Wednesday aimed at giving Americans more control over information that online companies like Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google collect on their location, financial data, job history or biometric data like fingerprints.
Lawmakers from both parties have criticized the tech giants and others over data breaches, a lack of online privacy options and concern about political bias.
The article goes on to state the following:
Congress has been expected to pass some sort of online privacy bill to pre-empt a stringent law passed by California.
There’s a growing consensus Congress must take action to address consumer data privacy. That is why I introduced the American Data Dissemination Act to protect small businesses & startups while ensuring consumers still have much-needed rights & protections.https://t.co/GfoUlWCgFG
— Senator Rubio Press (@SenRubioPress) January 16, 2019
Our current privacy laws are outdated.
Today I will be filing a bill that will require the Federal Trade Commission to recommend & Congress pass national privacy rules for companies like Google & Facebook. https://t.co/7WYTyXBVhK
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) January 16, 2019
New: Marco Rubio is debuting a privacy bill that tries to create an alternative path for those wary of giving the FTC wide rulemaking authority, which even some of his Republican colleagues are OK with now https://t.co/ysbz2nUWOH
— David McCabe (@dmccabe) January 16, 2019
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) January 16, 2019
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