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Top Senate Democrats unveil new online privacy bill, promising tough penalties for data abuse

Senate Democrats on Tuesday proposed tough, new punishments for Facebook, Google and other Silicon Valley tech giants that mishandle their users’ personal data, unveiling a sweeping new online privacy bill that aims to provide people their “Miranda rights” for the digital age.

To enforce the rules, Senate Democrats have proposed granting new powers to the FTC to police against a wide array of practices that could cause consumers harm.

The proposal would open the door for state attorneys general to bring cases under federal law as well, and would permit people to sue tech companies if their privacy has been violated.

Source: Top Senate Democrats unveil new online privacy bill, promising tough penalties for data abuse – The Washington Post

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