OCT 15, 2019 | US
Centrist Democratic Lawmakers Back Pro-Business Privacy Law
Bloomberg, October 15 , 2019
By Ben Brody
The New Democrat Coalition plans to announce its endorsement of legislation proposed by one of its vice chairs, Representative Suzan DelBene of Washington State, a former Microsoft Corp. executive whose district includes the company’s headquarters.
The bill, which DelBene introduced in March, would allow consumers to opt out of the collection, storage and sharing of their data. It would require companies to get consumers to approve any use of sensitive data such as financial or health information and oblige companies to furnish “plain language” privacy policies.
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