Senate Bill Would Let Social Media Users Own Their Data

Law360 (March 14, 2019, 10:06 PM EDT) -- A Republican senator on Thursday took the latest stab at curbing social media companies' use and sale of consumer data, proposing a privacy bill that would allow users to retain ownership of their information and easily access any data that they do decide to hand over to these sites. 

The Own Your Own Data Act would prohibit the collection of private data by social media companies and instead take the novel approach of granting users full property rights to all of the data that they generate on the internet, according to the bill's sponsor, Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana. 

Kennedy is no stranger...

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