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Federal Data Privacy Bill Takes Aim at Tech Giants

November 28, 2019


A new digital privacy bill has been introduced to the Senate, which would give the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) more teeth when it comes to providing oversight on tech companies’ use of consumer data.

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), ranking member on the Senate Commerce Committee, led the Democratic charge on the bill, dubbed the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act (COPRA). It would provide U.S. citizens the same kinds of privacy rights that E.U. citizens have under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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