Digital Privacy Legislation Proposals

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Digital Privacy Legislation Proposals

In-depth insights into recent digital privacy legislation proposals are included below and specifically focus on the Consumer Data Protection Act, the Data Care Act, and the Information Transparency & Personal Data Control Act. For each, a brief description is provided along with their impact on both the consumers and the digital organizations they target.

Consumer Data Protection Act

Data Care Act

Information Transparency & Personal Data Control Act

Research Methodology

A thorough examination of government websites, in particular, Congress.gov, Senate.gov, and delbene.house.gov along with publications in major law review sites like the National Law Review provided the requested details on the three bills analyzed above. Both information used comes from reputable government websites and credible organizations like the National Law Review, a group of in-house attorneys committed to establishing a simple resource to gather and publish legal trends and news as they emerge.
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Digital Privacy Legislation Proposals Part 1

The Innovative and Ethical Data Use Act of 2018, the CDT Federal Baseline Privacy Legislation Discussion Draft, and the Consumer Rights, Integrity, Safety, and Privacy in Information (CRISPI) Act are three additional new legislative proposals made by lawmakers to regulate FAANGS in the area of privacy. Covered in the next section are insights into the three draft proposals, including their expected impact.

Innovative and Ethical Data Use Act of 2018

CDT Federal Baseline Privacy Legislation Discussion Draft

  • The final draft proposal of the CDT Federal Baseline Privacy Legislation Discussion Draft was published on December 5, 2018, seeks to set reasonable limits regarding the "use, collection, and sharing of personal information." The draft also provides individual rights to "access, correct, delete, and port data."
  • The draft discussion seeks to elicit views from the public by encouraging participation, feedback, and collaboration from all parties involved. The discussion draft also serves as a resource key decision-makers can rely on to rebalance the current policies around the privacy ecosystem to favor consumers.
  • While the bill is yet to be passed, it calls for stringent civic penalties, including a fine of not more than $16,500 per covered person. The penalties shall be calculated based on the number of individuals affected.
  • On February 26, 2019, Nuala O’Connor, President and CEO — Center for Democracy & Technology testified before the House of Representatives. In this regard, the draft proposal is currently in the House of Representatives stage, in the legislation process.

The CRISPI Act

Research Methodology

A review of a research report by the Brookings Institution on proposed drafts for data and security privacy featured several examples of proposed laws, including all the examples examined above. However, additional searches on each proposal were conducted to uncover more in-depth data regarding these proposals, including details about their impacts on both the consumers and the industry as a whole. Overall, the three proposed drafts above feature a quick summary of what each proposal entails and its expected impact on consumers and the industry.
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Digital Privacy Legislation Proposals Part 2

The American Data Dissemination (ADD) Act, the Internet Bill of Rights, and the Designing Accounting Safeguards to Help Broaden Oversight And Regulations on Data Act, are three additional examples of digital privacy legislation proposals that are currently in different stages of the legislation process. Overviews of each proposed bill are discussed below, including the impacts of each proposed bill if enacted.

The American Data Dissemination (ADD) Act

The Internet Bill of Rights

The Designing Accounting Safeguards to Help Broaden Oversight and Regulations on Data Act

Research Methodology

An examination of recent posts on leading national newspapers and magazines, along with reports published by leading institutions such as the Brookings Institution, contained examples of digital privacy legislation proposals examined above. Equally, your research team relied on government data to find more examples of proposed bills aimed at regulating FAANGS (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Alphabet's Google), especially in the area of privacy. Some third-party resources utilized in the search include GeekWire and Vox.com. Overall, insights into the proposed bills examined above are provided and the impacts these bills will have on the consumers and the internet economy.
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