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FEDERAL PRIVACY LAW GETTING CLOSER — “SAFE DATA ACT” INTRODUCED

A group of Republican Senators recently introduced the “Setting an American Framework to Ensure Data Access, Transparency and Accountability Act” (SAFE DATA Act) in the latest attempt at passing the first comprehensive federal data privacy law in the United States. The SAFE DATA Act combines provisions from previous data privacy bills supported by the Republican Senators, including the Filter Bubble Transparency Act, the DETOUR Act and the BROWSER Act.

When introducing the bill, the SAFE DATA Act’s sponsors, emphasized the importance of having a federal law which would provide individuals more control and transparency over the use of their personal data, especially in the light of increased online activity due to COVID-19. Read more…