Political and Legislative

U.S. Congress Supports Data Privacy Laws But Concerns Remain

A drive for the United States’ first major data privacy legislation has bipartisan support in the divided Congress ahead of a House of Representatives committee hearing on Thursday, though it faces criticism from businesses and privacy advocates.

The American Privacy Rights Act, cosponsored by Democratic Senator Maria Cantwell and Republican Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, sets a national data privacy standard that would allow people to request access to and delete their data held by companies, and opt out of targeted advertising. It would also create a national data broker registry.

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