October 15, 2019

POLITICO: DelBene Privacy Bill Gets Major Endorsement

QUICK FIX

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— First in MT: The New Democrat Coalition is endorsing Rep. Suzan DelBene’s online privacy bill, lending the measure the support of House Democrats' largest caucus.

— The details: The bill, reintroduced in March, would require companies to get opt-in consent before using consumers’ sensitive private information and to inform users of who their private and behavioral data is being shared with. It would also expand the Federal Trade Commission’s targeted rulemaking authority and give the agency the ability to fine first-time offenders for privacy mishaps, a power it currently lacks. Before the recess, the bill had 24 co-sponsors — but no GOP backers.

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By:  Alexandra S. Levine
Source: POLITICO: Morning Tech


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