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Rubio introduces new, FTC-focused data privacy legislation

Joe Mont | January 31, 2019

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is the latest legislator to move forward with a bill to establish a national consumer data privacy law.

His proposed American Data Dissemination (ADD) Act uses the Privacy Act of 1974 as its framework and “provides overdue transparency and accountability from the tech industry while ensuring that small businesses and startups are still able to innovate and compete in the digital marketplace,” he said in a statement.

“There has been a growing consensus that Congress must take action to address consumer data privacy,” he added. Rubio said. “I believe, however, that any efforts to address consumer privacy must also balance the need to protect the innovative capabilities of the digital economy that have enabled new entrants and small...

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