By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable Online, 11-5-19
A pair of House Democrats have introduced a bill, H.H. 4978, the Online Privacy Act, that would create a privacy bill of rights and a new government agency to enforce those rights.
Among those rights are the so-called “right to be forgotten,” the right to no sharing of personal data without opt-in consent, and the right not to have data used to discriminate in violation of civil rights.
Legislators from both sides of the aisle have said comprehensive privacy legislation is a good idea, though agreeing on what should be covered and how it will be enforced are thorny issues…. The bill has a carveout for journalists, who would get to use and disclose personal information in the course of investigative journalism. » Read More