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Daily Dashboard | Klobuchar calls for privacy regulation in announcement speech Related reading: Global News Roundup — Aug. 12–19, 2019




In a speech announcing the launch of her presidential campaign, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., supported a net neutrality “guarantee,” as well as privacy legislation to safeguard personal data, The Hill reports. While not detailing specifics on the laws she would propose, Klobuchar called out big tech in her speech. “For too long the big tech companies have been telling you, ‘Don’t worry, we’ve got your back' while your identities in fact are being stolen and your data is being mined. Our laws need to be as sophisticated as the people who are breaking them,” she said.
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  • comment ZhuoHong Liu • Feb 12, 2019
    I think it is a wrong notion that big tech is the reason for U.S. to promulgate a comprehensive privacy law. We need a unified privacy law to protect our privacy rights from being infringed by all kinds of ACTORS, including,  current and former employers, service providers, administrative authorities, etc. It does not matter if the ACTORS are big or small.