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Senators resurrect and rework 2019 privacy bill in new bipartisan effort

A 2019 bill to require technology companies to allow users to opt out of tracking has been reintroduced by Senator Amy Klobuchar with new bipartisan backing.

The reworked bill is to be presented to CongressThe reworked bill is to be presented to Congress

Senator Amy Klobuchar — who as chair of an antitrust committee recently described the release of AirTags as “timely” — is reintroducing a privacy bill. It’s predominantly the same as her 2019 proposal for a “Social Media Privacy Protection and Consumer Rights Act,” but comes against a much changed political and technological environment.

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A 2019 bill to require technology companies to allow users to opt out of tracking has been reintroduced by Senator Amy Klobuchar with new bipartisan backing.The reworked bill is to be presented to CongressSenator Amy Klobuchar — who as chair of an antitrust committee recently described the release of AirTags as “timely” — is reintroducing a privacy bill. It’s predominantly the same as her 2019 proposal for a “Social Media Privacy Protection and Consumer Rights Act,” but comes against a much changed political and technological environment. Read more…

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