Democratic senators have introduced a big new data privacy plan

Democratic senators have introduced a big new data privacy plan

A group of 15 Senators has recently introduced the Data Care Act which would require websites, apps, and other online providers to take responsible steps to safeguard personal information and stop the misuse of users’ data.

In times where data protection is becoming more and more important, every organization needs to follow the regulations and protect the privacy of their client’s data at all times.

Ensure security and comply with privacy regulations with the next-generation of cloud storage and sharing service – SkyFlok! SkyFlok is designed for privacy to keep your and your customers’  information safe, to help you comply with data privacy regulations and protect the reputation of your company. Join us!

One day after Google CEO Sundar Pichai was questioned on data privacy during a House hearing, a group of 15 Democratic senators has proposed a new bill for protecting personal information online.

The Data Care Act, proposed by Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) and more than a dozen co-sponsors, including Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), would create new rules around how companies that collect user data can handle that information.

Under the act, data collectors would be required to “reasonably secure” identifying information, to not use that information in a harmful way, and to give notice to consumers about breaches of sensitive information. The requirement extends to third parties, if the data collectors share or sell that data with another entity, and the plan would also give the FTC new authority to fine companies that act deceptively with users’ data.

The proposal is one of a handful, as Congress looks for the best way to regulate the tech industry. Related pitches have been made by lawmakers including Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), who proposed a bill in the fall that would jail executives who mishandle consumer data.

The Data Care Act received some cautious approval from privacy activists. EFF legislative analyst India McKinney said in a statement that the organization will “look forward to working with the Senator to improve his bill and to advance information fiduciary protections that will meet the needs of Internet users and adequately safeguard consumer data privacy as a part of comprehensive privacy legislation.”

“People have a basic expectation that the personal information they provide to websites and apps is well-protected and won’t be used against them,” Schatz said in a statement. “Just as doctors and lawyers are expected to protect and responsibly use the personal data they hold, online companies should be required to do the same.”

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on email
Email

Leave a Reply

Close Menu
×
×

Cart