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Technology Senate Democrats propose sweeping data privacy bill

22:05  26 november  2019
22:05  26 november  2019 Source:

Ron Wyden wants Facebook to ‘mind your own business’ with new privacy bill

  Ron Wyden wants Facebook to ‘mind your own business’ with new privacy bill Okay, it’s a pretty clever nameWyden’s “Mind Your Own Business Act” is the official version of a draft bill he circulated around to other members and consumer groups late last year. The legislation would empower the Federal Trade Commission with new authorities to fine tech companies that violate user privacy and bolster the agency with more resources to better regulate the industry in the future.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are proposing a broad federal data privacy law that would allow people to see what information companies have collected on them and demand that it be deleted.

But the bill is likely to face bipartisan challenges in the Republican-controlled Senate.

Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington is leading the effort.

The bill, called the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act, is similar to one set to take effect in California in January. But the federal bill would largely leave that and other state laws in place — a move that is certain to face opposition from the technology industry, which has been calling for a single federal data privacy law.

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will hold a hearing on data privacy on Dec. 4.

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The agency is trying to expand its biometric program to require Americans to comply with the facial recognition system. Currently, use of the technology is optional. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); "The Department of Homeland Security should immediately withdraw plans to force Americans to undergo facial recognition and hand over their biometric information," Markey told CBS News.

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