Senate Bill Would Curtail Data Use, Create New Privacy Cop

Law360 (June 18, 2020, 8:50 PM EDT) -- A Senate Democrat is taking the latest crack at enacting federal privacy legislation, introducing a proposal Thursday that would limit companies' ability to use and share consumers' personal data, ban the use of facial recognition technology, create a new independent privacy regulator and subject corporate executives to potential criminal liability.

Calling the need for federal data privacy legislation "long overdue," Sen. Sherrod Brown, an Ohio Democrat and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, said he set out to develop the Data Accountability and Transparency Act of 2020 to give consumers the power to hold both...

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