A federal privacy law enters Congress

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The Future. The most comprehensive, bipartisan digital privacy legislation in years was introduced yesterday, giving users immense power over their data, how it’s handled, and what recourse they have when their rights are violated. Coupled with a potential TikTok ban, a newfound focus on digital privacy and security may kneecap Big Tech’s growth worldwide.

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of privacy
Federal digital privacy protections may finally roll out to all Americans.

  • The “American Privacy Rights Act” hails from Senate Commerce Committee Chair Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA).
  • It would limit what Big Tech and data brokers could collect on users; allow people to correct, delete, and download data companies have on them; and let users opt out of targeted advertising and platform algorithms.
  • It would also give users the power to sue when their privacy rights are violated, skipping arbitration when cases relate to minors or when violations are “substantial.”

If the bill becomes a law, it would be enforceable by the FTC and individual states, which have slowly been passing their own digital privacy laws over the past few years.

Just yesterday, Maryland’s legislature passed two new bills — one that protects user data and another that protects kids from being tracked.

David Vendrell

Born and raised a stone’s-throw away from the Everglades, David left the Florida swamp for the California desert. Over-caffeinated, he stares at his computer too long either writing the TFP newsletter or screenplays. He is repped by Anonymous Content.


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