Support Privacy Bill of Rights for All
Hundreds of millions of Americans have been affected by countless data-privacy breaches, including the 87 million Facebook users whose private information was misused by Cambridge Analytica. All of us deserve the right to privacy online and the opportunity to make informed choices about how our data is used and shared. And it is especially important that we protect sensitive information as well as the most vulnerable among us, our kids, on platforms that they use on a daily basis.
The CONSENT Act (Customer Online Notification for Stopping Edge-Provider Network Transgressions Act) introduced by Senators Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) is a privacy bill of rights that would better protect the personal information of Americans. This legislation would:
- Require tech companies (like Google and Facebook) to provide notice about their information-collection practices and obtain opt-in consent from users to use, share, or sell their sensitive information -- including information pertaining to children.
- Require tech companies to adopt reasonable data-security practices and promptly notify users in the event of a breach.
- Provide authority to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to establish and enforce these privacy protections for users.