Beijing time. 6 month 24 Morning news , The energy and Commerce Committee of the house of Representatives passed a bipartisan online privacy bill on Thursday , The act aims to restrict the collection of personal data by companies , But whether it will become a formal law is still in doubt .
According to the provisions of this Act ,Alphabet Google Inc 、Meta its Facebook And a range of other companies will be required Only personal data necessary for the provision of services can be collected , Sensitive information such as social security numbers will be more protected .
The House subcommittee on energy and Commerce easily passed the bill by oral vote , And submit it to the Committee of the whole for voting .
There have been attempts to pass privacy legislation before , But it was strongly opposed by technology companies , These companies provide free services to consumers , The condition is to use the personal data of consumers for advertising . The debate over such bills has focused on whether federal legislation will replace state laws （ The latter is sometimes more powerful ）, Or whether to allow an individual to file a lawsuit in case of privacy infringement .
The fate of this bill is uncertain , The reason is that it faces criticism from Senate Democrats , Including Senator Maria ・ Kanter Ville （Maria Cantwell）, She thinks the enforcement of the bill is not strong enough .
The main sponsor of the bill is the chairman of the energy and Commerce Commission 、 Democratic Representative Frank ・ Pro long （Frank Pallone） And democratic representative Jane ・ Shakovsky （Jan Schakowsky）, And Republican congressman Casey ・ McMorris ・ Rogers （Cathy McMorris Rodgers） And gus ・ Billy lakis （Gus Bilirakis）.
Palon said ：“ The approval of this bill today is another milestone , It marks that we are moving towards the ultimate goal of formulating a meaningful national privacy law .”