By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable Online, 11-18-19

Some top Senate Democrats, including on Commerce and Judiciary, have released a set of core privacy principles they say should underpin any new federal legislation.

Legislators on both sides of the aisle have said they support comprehensive privacy legislation, driven in no small measure by their concerns about web sites sharing data, including personal information, and failing to sufficiently protect it or disclose its use.

Signing on to the principles are Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Patty Murray (D-Wash.), ranking members of the relevant committees, who had been asked to come up with the principles by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.).

“Under our framework, consumers would control their personal information, and corporations, non-profits, and political entities would be held to higher standards for when and how they collect, use, share, and protect our data,” they said in issuing the principles.  » Read More