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    US Senator proposes digital data protection legislation

    Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has just launched a new proposal for digital data protection legislation, a new federal agency to practice consumer data protection rights online.

    The aim is to protect consumers with new digital rights and to keep data collection by technology companies at bay. Gillibrand announces the proper submission and Google and Facebook as some of the tech companies that have user data. These companies have large data empires with information about our private lives. You have this information with increasingly complex and sophisticated rights. And they make a lot of money with it. The act on the idea, a way to create about the laws on the protection of digital rights, new weaknesses or the guidelines in directional enforcement mechanisms.  Many rights agree that this will be for the data protection laws to advance. The rights initiate regulatory powers when it is established that companies are violating federal data protection laws, and providing victims with reimbursements, refunds, damages and contract damages.

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    The law establishes an aid fund for people who can demonstrate that they have been harmed by data breaches. The civil sanctions cover this charge. The authority would have the power to issue regulations and the ability to issue subpoenas. In addition to enforcement, the agency would be charged with reviewing data protection innovations and developing best practices. To ensure compliance, the agency can request reports from particularly large companies: For example, companies with gross annual sales of more than 25 million or companies that collect a lot of data.

    Gillibrand’s Draft Law Takes Up Aspects Of Other Proposals

    Like a Senate bill, Gillibrand’s proposal, including member of the trade committee, does not override state laws, meaning that it does not create a comprehensive national standard for privacy would. This makes it a non-starter for many Republicans who prefer a single standard.

    On the other hand, Gillibrand’s bill does not mention a private right of action against which the Republicans defend themselves. Such a provision would allow individuals to sue companies that they believe have violated their legal rights. Conservatives and industry players fear that such a provision would trigger a rush of frivolous lawsuits. The idea of ​​a new agency is likely to face opposition from conservatives or legislators who are concerned about the complexity of setting up a new law enforcement organization. Several other proposals from Democrats and Republicans delegate enforcement to the Federal Trade Commission, with some opening a new office and increasing funds.

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