Silicon Valley Dems Unveil Bill Creating US Privacy Agency

By Ben Kochman (November 5, 2019, 9:59 PM EST) -- Two Silicon Valley Democrats on Tuesday proposed creating a European Union-inspired agency to regulate the collection of U.S. consumers' personal data, as the debate over a national comprehensive privacy law drags on in Congress.

The proposal by Reps. Anna Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren, both Democrats from California, would task a U.S. Digital Privacy Agency with writing and enforcing new privacy rules, including a consumer's right to access, delete, correct or transfer data held by a company. The bill would allow nonprofit groups to bring class action suits and individuals to sue for damages on their own, clauses that make the legislation unlikely to...

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