Lines Drawn on New Data Privacy Bills

A second U.S. data privacy bill in as many months targets consumer protections while attempting to beef up enforcement of privacy rights.

The Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act would establish a new bureau within the Federal Trade Commission to enforce digital privacy rules. The proposed legislation also would give consumers greater control of their online personal data and provide greater protections by obligating companies to prevent privacy violations.

The legislation was introduced Tuesday (Nov. 26) by Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., the ranking Democrat on the Senate Commerce Committee.


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