U.S. Reps. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., and Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., proposed a bill that would create a federal agency with the enforcement power to penalize companies for privacy rights violations, CNBC reports. The Online Privacy Act would give the Digital Privacy Agency the ability to impose damages of $42,530 per incident, the same amount the U.S. Federal Trade Commission can currently administer. According to a fact sheet from the lawmakers, the agency would be funded to have a staff of 1,600 employees. The proposed bill also gives citizens the right to “access, correct, delete and transfer data about them.” The lawmakers said the bill would not preempt the California Consumer Privacy Act and other state laws.
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