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The energy and Commerce Committee of the US House of Representatives passed the online privacy act to restrict companies from collecting personal data

2022-06-24 09:06:31It information - it home

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 .”

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