US Consumer Group Drafts Privacy Bill

US Consumer Group Drafts Privacy Bill

The Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT), a US consumer advocacy group backed by the likes of Apple and Alphabet, has unveiled a privacy bill that is being pushed in the hopes of superseding California’s rules.

The CDT draft contains similar provisions to the California Consumer Privacy Act which will go into effect on January 1. However, it does not give consumers the right to opt out of a sale of data. The proposal says that any organization not being regulated by industry-specific privacy laws would have to publish annual reports on how they use and secure data.

Businesses balked at the California law since it enables fines of up to $7,500 for intentional failure to disclose data collection or selling personal data without consent.

Source: Reuters

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